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2003 Spring Trout Stocking Schedules

Stocking schedules are posted on Thursday or Friday for the coming week. Changes will be noted here and on the 24-hour Trout Stocking Hotline, 609-633-6765. See Year Round Trout Conservation Area exceptions below.

In-Season Stocking Schedules:

Week 1, April 14 - 18
Week 2, April 21 - 25
Week 3, April 28 - May 2
Week 4, May 5 - 9
Week 5, May 12 - 16
Week 6, May 19 - 23
Week 7, May 26 - 30

Stocking Updates
5/6/03: The lake rehabilitation project at Verona Park Pond has been completed ahead of schedule. It will receive in-season stockings as originally scheduled on May 6 and May 13.
4/12/03: Verona Park Pond, Essex County, will not be stocked as originally scheduled. The cancellation is the result of an on-going lake rehabilitation project that will not be completed until the end of May.

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

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 28 - May 2) and Week 7 (May 26 - 30). 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.

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