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March 14, 2013

Order brook, rainbow trout for stocking

BRENTWOOD – Spring is arriving and now is the time to plan on stocking your pond with New Hampshire raised rainbow or brook trout.

The Rockingham County Conservation District is offering trout for pond stocking in lengths of 6 to 8 inches and 10 to 12 inches for its spring fundraiser to support local conservation projects. Orders must be in by Monday, April 15.

The 6- to 8-inch trout are available in oxygenated bags of 25 ready for pick up on Saturday, April 20, between 1and 2 p.m. at the RCCD office, 110 North Road, Brentwood.

The 10- to 12-inch trout (minimum order of 50) will be delivered directly to your pond. If ordering smaller trout along with the large, they will be delivered at the same time; deliveries will be conducted Saturday, April 20.

Take advantage of these programs if you live within a 45-mile radius of Brentwood. If you are traveling farther, you should have an aerated tank to transport the fish. The trout will be ready for transport and must be picked up between 1 and 2 p.m. and should be released into your pond as soon as possible.

The New Hampshire-based hatchery is licensed and inspected annually and they consistently receive a disease-free health report. If you’re planning a derby or want to supply your family with fresh fish to eat, now is the time to stock.

For additional information and to receive a trout order form, contact Vicky at natsci@rockinghamccd.org, 679-279 or visit rockinghamccd.org.

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