Deadline for Ordering July 16, 2018
The Delaware County SWCD annually sells fish for stocking ponds. Large-mouth bass and fat-head minnows (which the bass feed on) adapt well to warmer waters and are sold in July. Brook and Rainbow trout, which require the colder waters of spring-fed ponds to survive and reproduce, are sold in October.
Orders are picked up on specific Saturdays — Watch for details in our order forms one month before the month of distribution (that is, May for bass or September for trout).
NOTE: NY State Fish and Wildlife Law requires a DEC fish stocking license to stock fish, even if the stocking occurs in a pond on your own land. A Farm Fish Pond License must be presented before you can pick up your fish! We are recommending that license applications be submitted by June 27, 2018. These licenses are issued free of charge by the DEC office in Stamford:
Or print your own Application for a Farm Fish Pond License and mail it to the DEC at the above address.