White Clay Creek in Delaware has received its fall stocking of trout, according to Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife. Fall stockings have occurred at White Clay Creek since 2007.
DNREC Fisheries staff, along with volunteer help, stocked 2,000 brown and rainbow trout plus a few brook and tiger trout throughout White Clay Creek from near the border with Pennsylvania downstream to Newark, at all normal stocking locations.
Volunteers used float boxes to carry hundreds of fish upstream and down from the truck access points along White Clay Creek, which offers the most public access of any Delaware trout stream. Most of the trout were between 12 and 14 inches and in good health, according to DNREC staff.
Delaware’s trout stocking is conducted under the Federal Aid in Sportfish Restoration program administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Trout anglers support the program directly through the purchase of the required trout stamp along with the normal resident or non-resident fishing license. Proceeds from trout stamps go directly towards the purchase of rainbow trout from hatcheries.
For more information about trout fishing in Delaware, visit www.fw.delaware.gov.
source: Delaware DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife