Trout available for pond stocking

ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Soil & Water Conservation District is once again offering trout for private pond stocking.

The brook trout being offered are between 8 and 10 inches long and cost $3 per fish and $6 per oxygen bag (maximum of 20 fish per bag).

A valid ME IFW stocking permit from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife must be obtained before you pick up fish.

Check your permit for expiration date and species. Visit to download a permit application or call Maine Inland Fish and Wildlife IF&W at 287-5202.

The order deadline is Friday, April 26. Visit the district’s website to print a mail order form or pay online at

Pick-up is scheduled for Monday, May 6, from noon to 1 p.m. at Ellsworth Harbor Park.

For stocking number recommendations, visit the district’s website or call the district office at 667-8663.

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