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Welcome to Fisherman Fred's

As seen on NBC10 News

A bait & tackle shop for the fishing enthusiast. We are committed to all types of fisherman, whether it be freshwater or saltwater.

Why pay Shore prices? We have a full supply of bait, tackle, rods, and reels for surf and saltwater fishing right here in Hamilton, Mercer County NJ.

Delighting Our Customers is our business

We carry Penn, Shimano, Tica, Daiwa, Okuma, Quantum, reels. Tica, Dawia, and Shakespeare rods. We have a good section of Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, Berkley Power Bait, and Gulp. We also carry custom hand tied flies for both freshwater and saltwater. We also have a good stock of surf fishing rigs, sinkers, saltwater tackle and crabbing supplies. We carry LIVE BAIT for freshwater such as minnows, crayfish, and worms. Please see our Bait Status web page to see what is in stock. In the winter we will also have Ice Fishing supplies and baits. If we do not have something you want in stock we can and will order it for you.

We do rod and reel repairs. We are able to repair all types of reels. We can do a simple cleaning and lube all the way too extensive repairs. Rods we do it all from replacing a broken tip or guide to full rod rebuilds. To see more information please click here.

Fisherman Fred's Custom Rods. We can build you that custom rod you always wanted. To see more information please click here. If you have questions about our custom rods you can call us at 609-570-8035.

The New Jersey fishing reports are updated daily. The saltwater fishing report covers surf (IBSP and LBI mostly), jetty, and boats. The bay fishing report covers Barnegat and Great Bays and will include a crabbing report as well. The freshwater report covers local lakes, streams, and rivers.

Our address is 3133 Quakerbridge Road Store #2. We are right next to Brookwood Deli. To see a map of where we are located please click here.

Fisherman Fred's may have moved but we are the same great store you have used in the past. We want to be the number one bait shop in the Greater Trenton area and want to be your one stop bait & tackle. We still offer all the types of live bait and everything else we had at the old location, including the best customer service there is. Remember our motto is "Delighting Our Customers".

We are centrally located around most local lakes and streams. We are close to Lake Mercer, the Assunpink Creek, AMC, Miry Run Lake (tech pond), the lakes in Town Center, Rosedale Lake, Colonial Lake, D&R Canal, Delaware River, Lake Assunpink, Rising Sun, and Stone Tavern just to name a few. To see the location of these lakes you can use our lake locations web page by clicking here.

Please have a look around, if you do not see what you are looking for please email us.

If in the hustle and bustle of everyday business, we sometimes fail to slow down long enough to personally say thank you, please know that your patronage is never taken for granted. We would like to thank you from all of us at Fisherman Fred's LLC for giving us the opportunity to supply you with your fishing needs. Tight lines and we hope you hook that big one.


Time for another update on what is going on. This is the time of year where we do slow down on ordering stuff and start to have sales. So be looking for those sales like the one we have right now on Penn Battle reels (20% off) and Tica rods (15% off). There will be more to come so keep your eyes on the web site and our Facebook page. Soon it will be the fall striper run and my question to you is, are you ready? Don't forget we carry vacuum packed bunker and salted clams along with SP minnows, bombers and other types of plugs. Don't forget we stay in summer hours now until Nov. 1. We are open Mon-Fri 8-6, Sat 7-6 and Sunday 7-4. Tight lines everybody.

Fisherman Fred's Location Click the map for directions

We are right near the intersection of Flock and Sloan. We are between the PNC Bank and the Goodyear Tire store. If you do have a problem finding us please call us at 609-570-8035 for directions



Everything is now 10% off except hooks, sinkers, and bait.
Also don't forget that our Penn Battle reels are 20% off and Tica rods 15% off
So come and stock up on what you need for the fall fishing season.


The possible striper regs for 2015 have been posted to our Facebook page. Click here for more info:


TUFF BAIT is here

I just wanted to tell you about a new plastic bait I have brought into the store. It is called Tuff Bait and right now I only have some of the worms in 4, 5, and 6 inch. SLICK STICKS is a super soft plastic bait that is tuff, long lasting and they are hand poured right here in Ringwood, NJ USA. Best of all, each bait is individually wrapped and can be ripped from a 6 pack, one by one. Just rip one open and you have fresh bait every time unlike other package worms. So come on in and check them out.

16 inch fluke on IBSP

The NJ Marine Fisheries Council passed the pilot program for being able to catch two fluke 16 inches or greater from the surf on Island Beach State Park. The program runs the whole fluke season 5/23 - 9/27 and is only on IBSP. So that means do not keep 16 inch fluke any place else or you will be fined. I will update with more as I find out more.

Store Hours

Summer Hours Apr-Oct:
Monday 8:00-6:00
Tuesday 8:00-6:00
Wednesday 8:00-6:00
Thursday 8:00-6:00
Friday 8:00-6:00
Saturday 7:00-6:00
Sunday 7:00-4:00

Winter Hours Nov-March:
Tuesday 9:00-6:00
Wednesday 9:00-6:00
Thursday 9:00-6:00
Friday 9:00-6:00
Saturday 9:00-6:00
Sunday 9:00-4:00

Penn Reels
GULP saltwater