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Massachusetts trout stocked waters

Find lists of waterbodies that are stocked in spring or in both spring and fall listed by district.


Fall 2017 details

More than 60,000 rainbow trout that are 12 inches or longer will be stocking across Massachusetts this fall. Fall stocking season will begin around the last week of September and be completed by the second week of October depending on water temperatures.

Spring 2017 details

Close to 500,000 hatchery grown 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 80,000 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, or contact individual district offices for the latest stocking information.

  • Most of the trout will be over 12 inches
  • Nearly half of the trout will be over 14 inches
  • More than 1,400 brown trout will be over 18 inches
  • More than 600 brook trout will be over 15 inches
  • More than 2000 tiger trout  will be over 14 inches



Lists of trout stocked waters by district

Trout stocked waters - Western District

Trout stocked waters - Connecticut Valley District

Trout stocked waters - Central District

Trout stocked waters - Northeast District

Trout stocked waters - Southeast District


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