DOVER-FOXCROFT — Ponds that are stocked with trout provide multiple benefits for landowners and their families, and this is the time of year to order trout to stock your pond. The Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual trout sale pickup will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at a place in Corinna to be determined. Customers must pre-order all brook trout by Friday, May 3.
Trout provide food for wildlife and migratory birds. Ponds that are stocked with trout can provide for recreational fishing for your family and friends. Trout can also provide families with a low-fat, low cholesterol, high protein, heart-healthy fish. By stocking 6-8″ 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.
Whether you are a returning customer, or stocking your pond for the first time, a current permit is required by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. A copy of this will need to be submitted with your preorder. You also will need to bring your original permit to the sale in order to receive and transport your trout.
If you do not have a permit you may pick up an application from the PCSWCD office, request one by email from us or download the application from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife website at www.maine.gov/ifw/licenses_permits/forms_applications.htm.
Contact the PCSWCD at 564 – 2321, Extension 3, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit our website at www.piscataquisswcd.org, or stop in at the USDA Service Center at 42 Engdahl Drive in Dover-Foxcroft, Monday through Friday, 8am-4:30pm, for more information on this sale that supports our education programs and also enhances your natural landscape.