Celebrate Earth Week with the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) by participating in a trout stocking event in five locations across the state.  MassWildlife invites the public to meet a stocking truck, watch (and maybe help) put trout into the water for future fishing opportunities. Handouts on the types of freshwater fish found in the state, fishing techniques, locations and opportunities will be available.  Dress for the weather as the fish will be stocked rain or shine!  Timing for the stocking truck’s arrival is approximate as there can be unforeseen delays at other stocking locations. Nearly 500,000 hatchery-raised brook, brown, rainbow and tiger trout will be stocked this spring for anglers to catch, keep or release. 

Discover the wild side of Massachusetts!  Take someone fishing, go boating or visit a fish hatchery. Check out MassWildlife’s Trout Stocking report for daily updates on stocked locations throughout the state.

Worcester, Lake Quinsigamond
Wednesday, April 19 , 11:30 AM

Quinsigamond State Park at Regatta Point, 10 Lake Ave. North, Worcester. Parking fee waived. Stocking Brown Trout and Brook Trout from the Bitzer Hatchery in Montague.

Plymouth, Long Pond and Little Pond
Friday, April 21
Two stocking events will be held.  Tiger Trout and broodstock (very large) Brook and Brown Trout from the Sandwich Hatchery will be stocked.

  • 10 A.M. Long Pond—Meet at Boat Ramp off West Long Pond Road.
  • 11 A.M. Little Pond—Meet at South Beach Ramp, off Summer Street in Morton Park.  

Holland, Hamilton Reservoir
Friday April 21, 11 AM
Meet at Hamilton Reservoir Fisherman’s Landing, Leno Road, Holland. Brown Trout from the Sunderland Hatchery will be stocked.

Hopkinton, Hopkinton Reservoir
Friday April 21, Noon
Meet at Hopkinton Reservoir Boat Ramp at Hopkinton State Park off Route 85. Parking fee waived. Brook Trout and  Brown Trout from the Bitzer Hatchery in Montague will be stocked.

Pittsfield, Onota Lake
Friday April 21, 1:30 PM
Meet at Burbank Park off Valentine Street. Rainbow Trout from the McLaughlin Hatchery in Belchertown will be stocked.