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2009 Spring Trout Weekly Stocking Schedules

Changes and updates - Changes are also noted on the 24-hour Trout Stocking Hotline, 609-633-6765.

2009 Spring Trout Allocations with Days Stocked (html)
2009 Spring Trout Allocations with Days Stocked (pdf, 38kb)

In-Season Stocking Schedules:

Week 1, April 13 - 17
Week 2, April 20 - 24
Week 3, April 27 - May 1
Week 4, May 4 - May 8
Week 5, May 11- 15
Week 6, May 18 - 22
Week 7, May 25 - 29

Trout Conservation Areas

Note that the following Year Round Trout Conservation Areas are not stocked as frequently as the rest of the stream due to the special regulations (one 15" trout per day, with no harvest allowed during the pre-season and in-season stocking closures that apply to each stream):

Toms River
E/Br. Paulinskill River
S/Br. Raritan River - Ken Lockwood Gorge
These stretches are scheduled for stocking during the pre-season period, Week 3 (April 27 - May 1), Week 6 (May 18 - 22) and Week 7 (May 25 - 29). The Claremont stretch on the S/Br. Raritan River is not stocked with trout because reproducing populations of brook and brown trout are present and provide a trout fishery.

For information on where to fish, visit our pages on lakes, ponds and reservoirs and streams and rivers open to public angling.

2009 SPRING TROUT STOCKING UPDATES

May 19 - Trout Stocking Schedule is Revised for Week 6

April 29 - West Pond (Cape May Co.) was not stocked today due to high water temperature. The pond will be stocked next week as scheduled conditions permitting. The fish allocated for today will be redistributed to other waters during Week 7.

Gloucester City Pond (Camden Co.) and Laurel Pond (Burlington Co.) were not stocked yesterday due to high water temperatures. The alloted fish were redistributed between Greenloch Lake (Gloucester Co.) and Rowans Pond (Camden Co.). Biologists will monitor the situation at these waters and stocking will resume if possible.

April 28 - Dahnert's Lake (Garfield) has been reopened for fishing by the Bergen County Parks Dept. as all tests came back negative.

April 22 - Dahnert's Lake (Garfield) has been closed to fishing by the Bergen County Parks Dept. pending water quality and other tests, and was not stocked with trout on April 21.

April 9 - The pre-season stocking of trout, which occurred over the three-week period before Opening Day, has gone according to plan and all trout-stocked waters have been stocked with their allotted number of trout.

April 3 - DEP Allows Temporary Water Flow Reduction from Lake Hopatcong

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