Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife recently announced that White Clay Creek in Northern Delaware has received its fall stocking of trout. DNREC Fisheries staff, along with volunteer help, stocked 1,000 pounds of rainbow trout throughout White Clay Creek from near the border with Pennsylvania downstream to Newark.
The volunteers used float boxes to carry hundreds of fish upstream and down from the truck access points along White Clay. Fisheries staff noted that the fish arrived healthy, most of which exceeded 12 inches in length.
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 for stocking.
To purchase a fishing license or trout stamps, or for more information about trout fishing in Delaware, visit www.fw.delaware.gov, or call the Fisheries section at 302-739-9914.
Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife