Tuesday, March 07, 2017

No Lower Bank Bridge Fishing

The Lower Bank Bridge which connects Washington Township in Burlington County to Egg Harbor City in Atlantic County has served as one of the most prized fishing locations for anglers in Southern New Jersey for over 20 years.

Anglers attribute the terrific fishing conditions at this point of the Mullica River to a combination of factors, including the depth of the water and proximity to a transition from freshwater to salt water.

“For the last 20 years, they’ve been fishing on the Lower Bank Bridge,” said Howard Sefton, owner of Captain Howards Bait and Tackle. “Nothing is as good as fishing on the Lower Bank Bridge.”

But now anglers find themselves fighting for bridge access and like many recent disputes in the heart of the Pinelands, this one is complex and revolves partially around laws and agreements made in some cases more than two decades ago.
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