Stock your private pond through the PCSWCD’s annual trout sale
DOVER-FOXCROFT — Private ponds that are stocked with trout provide multiple benefits for landowners and their families. This is the time of year to order trout to stock your pond. The Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District’s 2022 trout sale pick up will be held on Monday, May 16 at noon at the Piscataquis Regional YMCA. Customers must pre-order and pay for all brook trout by Thursday, May 12.
Customers who would like to place an order for brook trout must have a current, signed permit from the Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife department. A copy of this permit must be submitted along with your order and brought with you for pick up of the trout, as this permit is both your stocking and transporting permit. The person on the permit must be the person picking up the trout. If you need to have someone else pick up the trout, they must be added by IF&W to your permit. If you do not have a permit you can download the application from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife website at www.maine.gov/ifw/licenses_permits/forms_applications.htm.
Customers should place their orders online at https://piscataquisswcd.org/PCSWCD/trout-sale/. If you can not place your order online, please call us at 207-564-2321 ext. 3 for an order form. It is recommended that you place your order early this year, as the number of fish we are able to sell is capped.
Trout provide food for wildlife and migratory birds. Ponds that are stocked with trout can provide recreational fishing for your family and friends. Trout can also provide families with low-fat, low cholesterol, high protein, heart-healthy fish. By stocking 8-inch or larger trout in early spring and feeding them throughout the growing season, many nutritious meals may be enjoyed before the ice cover in winter.
Contact the PCSWCD at 207-564-2321, Extension 3, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website at www.piscataquisswcd.org, for more information on this sale that supports our education programs and also enhances your natural landscape.