FishinJersey.com’s How to Measure Gamefish Page
“How To Measure Gamefish” is important to be sure anglers are in compliance with the minimum size regulations established by the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife. The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife requires that gamefish be measured in a specific manner. To be certain your fish meets or exceeds the minimum measurements, please follow the guidelines in the graphic below.
However, it is always safest to check the NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife web site as well. You can find that information by clicking on the following link:
HOW TO MEASURE FISH IN NEW JERSEY:
1. Lay fish flat on top of, or alongside a measuring rule, not measured over the body.
2. Fish are measured from the tip of the snout (mouth closed) to the longest part of the tail.