The Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District now offers two fish sales a year with one in the spring and one in the fall. Each sale provides a different assortment of fish including Fathead Minnows, Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Catfish, Black Crappie. In addition you can purchase fish food and barley straw.
Triploid (sterile) Grass Carp are available for pond management but landowners will need a DEC grass carp permit. Grass Carp are a cost effective and natural alternative in controlling pond weeds when proper numbers of grass carp are stocked. Grass carp will balance the plant growth through consumption. They provide weed control from 8 to 10 years, and are sterile so they will not overtake your pond though breeding.
The District is taking orders through Tuesday May 2nd 2017. When paying by credit card call 315-946-4136. Pickup is May 11th from 5-6 P.M. at the Alton facility located at 8338 Ridge Road Alton NY 14551.
When picking up your fish pond owners should bring their own transport containers.
Fish Sale Order forms can be found here. Start your permit process as soon as possible.
The District also offers general pond consultation to help pond owners decide how to manage their pond. Call Chris at 315-946-7200.