Tuesday, March 29, 2011
DNREC Press Release
DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife to stock streams weekly through end of April
NEW CASTLE COUNTY (March 29, 2011) – Anglers, take note: White Clay Creek, Christina Creek, Pike Creek, Beaver Run, Wilson Run and Mill Creek are stocked and ready for trout fishing beginning this weekend. In late March, thousands of trout were stocked in these six designated trout streams in northern New Castle County, and trout stocking will continue on a regular weekly basis through the end of April.
Trout season opens upstate on Saturday, April 2. Downstate, Tidbury Pond in Dover and Newtons Pond near Greenwood also were stocked last month for the March 5 opening.
Anglers wishing to try their luck are reminded that in addition to the normal fishing license requirements, they also must purchase a trout stamp, which costs $4.20 for ages 16 and older, or a youth stamp, which costs $2.10 for boys and girls ages 12 to 15. A resident annual fishing license, which now covers fresh and tidal waters as well as crabbing and clamming, costs $8.50 for ages 16 to 65; persons under the age of 16 and residents over the age of 65 are not required to purchase fishing licenses in Delaware. Higher stamp and license prices apply to non-resident anglers.
All proceeds from trout stamps are used to purchase next year’s fish. Since the price of trout is not expected to decrease in the immediate future, the Fisheries Section is hoping plenty of anglers will come out this season to help support the program.
To purchase a fishing license or stamps or for more information about the trout stocking schedule, visit www.fw.delaware.gov, or call the Fisheries section at 302-739-9914.