Well, I likely should not speak too much about fishing, since I wasn't fishing. I just know that every single time I have been to Barnegat, fisherman abound. So, I am presuming it's a great place to fish...from the rocks, from the sidewalk, from the jetty. For birding....well, I will run out of space. Walking along the jetty is a new experience each time. Over the 3 times I have visited, I have seen harlequins, scoter, eider, egrets, old squaw (long-tailed ducks), herons of a couple varieties. Often these are very close to the jetty since these hardy winter waterfowl love the rough waters.