The Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County hosted its fall soiree, LVS City, on Friday, Oct. 6, at SCLSNJ’s Bridgewater Library branch. More than 150 people were in attendance to support the work of the organizatons.

The fall trout season got under way earlier this month as the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife began stocking rivers, streams, and lakes across the state with thousands of large, two-year-old fish, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced. 

“New Jersey boasts some of the finest trout fishing opportunities found anywhere,”  Martin said. “The fall stocking program is another example of our commitment to the outdoor community by providing wonderful opportunities to catch large trout at this special time of year.”

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Next weekend, anyone can try their hand at freshwater fishing without having to purchase a fishing license during the Free Fishing Day on Saturday, Oct. 21.

The Division of Fish and Wildlife strives to make trout fishing available in all regions of the state. Waters stocked during the first week of fall stocking are the 16 large streams and rivers in northern and coastal New Jersey, such as the Big Flatbrook, Pequest River, South Branch Raritan River, Musconetcong River, and the Manasquan and Toms rivers. During the second week, 20 ponds and lakes across the state will be…