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News Spring trout stocking

MassWildlife will begin stocking trout soon. Get daily updates at Mass.gov/trout.
2/27/2018
  • Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Media Contact for Spring trout stocking

Marion Larson, MassWildlife

Trout stocking begins soon!

Spring trout stockingClose to 500,000 brook, brown, rainbow and tiger trout will be stocked this spring from MassWildlife’s five hatcheries located in Sandwich, Palmer, Belchertown, Sunderland, and Montague. These fish, coupled with the more than 65,000 fish stocked last fall, will provide some excellent fishing in the coming months. Stocking is scheduled to begin in the southeastern area of the state during the first full week of March with other regions of the state expected to follow soon after. Anglers can get daily stocking updates at Mass.gov/Trout, or by contacting local district offices for the latest stocking information.

2018 spring trout stocking stats:

  • Most of the trout will be over 12 inches
  • More than 40%  of the trout will be over 14 inches
  • More than 51,000 brook trout will be over 12 inches
  • More than 45,000 brown trout will be over 12 inches
  • More than 200,000 rainbow trout will be over 14 inches
  • More than 1,200 brown trout will be over 18 inches
  • More than 500 brook trout will be over 15 inches
  • Approximately 1,000 tiger trout  will be over 14 inches

Media Contact for Spring trout stocking

Division of Fisheries and Wildlife 

MassWildlife is responsible for the conservation of freshwater fish and wildlife in the Commonwealth, including endangered plants and animals. MassWildlife restores, protects, and manages land for wildlife to thrive and for people to enjoy.

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