Please email Chaut-Co@SoilWater.org to be added to our mailing list for the 2022 Spring Fishpond Stocking Sale. Order forms will be sent out by mail and available for download in May. Channel Catfish, Japanese Koi, Largemouth Bass and Yellow Perch are expected to be available and will be distributed on June 3rd.
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.
HOW TO OBTAIN FISH FOR YOUR POND:
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 Department of Environmental Conservation (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.
You can download a “NYS DEC Farm Fishpond License Application” at the bottom of this page. Additional information about the Farm Fishpond License can be found by visiting the DEC’s website at https://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/25013.html