Spring & Fall Fishpond Stocking Sale

Spring & Fall Fishpond Stocking Sale

Chautauqua County Soil & Water Conservation District holds a fishpond stocking sale twice a year whenever fish are available from our distributor. Fish varieties such as Channel Catfish, Japanese Koi, Largemouth Bass, Perch, Rainbow/Brook Trout, and Triploid Grass Carp are typically available. Distribution takes place via curb-side pick-up with COVID-19 safety precautions in place on a set date at our 3542 Turner Road in Jamestown, New York location in June and in September.

Please submit your full name and mailing address to Chaut-Co@soilwater.org to receive a fish sale order form for each sale by mail.

Prior to stocking fish and Triploid Grass Carp in your pond, you should obtain a Farm Fishpond License and/or a Grass Carp Stocking Permit from DEC.

The Farm Fishpond License allows the licensee, their immediate family, and their employees to take fish at any time, in any size, in any number, and in any manner as stipulated in their individual license. The farm fishpond license also serves as a stocking permit, eliminating the need to obtain a separate DEC fish stocking permit which is required to stock fish into any waters of the state. The Farm Fishpond License is free and is good for five years. Landowners with private ponds can download an application by selecting “NYS DEC Farm Fishpond License Application” below.

Visit the DEC’s website to learn more about Farm Fishpond Licenses: https://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/25013.html

Please be advised that all three original copies of your Grass Carp Permit must be submitted with your order form when purchasing Triploid Grass Carp. Landowners with private ponds can download an application by selecting “NYS DEC Triploid Grass Carp Permit Application” below.

Visit the DEC’s website to learn more about NYS DEC Triploid Grass Carp Permits: https://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/25024.html

Sale updates are regularly posted on the Chautauqua County Soil & Water Conservation District Facebook page. Like and follow us on Facebook to receive sale updates and learn more about the District.