Trout for Lakes and Ponds

Stocking a pond with troutBrook Trout:   Native to New England streams and perhaps the most beautiful of the trout species.  They prefer colder water, and are easy to catch, making them a great choice for kids or fishing derbies.  Brook trout are the most tolerant of acidic waters.  You can often see brook trout feeding at the waters surface at dawn and dusk.  They eat insects, leaches, crustaceans and small fish.

Brown Trout:   Introduced from Europe in the late 1800’s, these trout have naturalized to our New England streams.  Brown trout can handle warmer water, and are quite elusive.  They are considered the anglers’ trophy. They eat insects, leaches, crustaceans and small fish.

Rainbow Trout:   An all-around fish, doing quite well in streams and ponds.  They are named for their shimmering colors of the rainbow.  Rainbows are acrobatic jumpers and can be seen jumping right out of the water after insects hovering over the waters’ surface, or when hooked.  Rainbows are a great choice for kids or fishing derbies.  They eat insects, leaches, crustaceans and small fish.

Other Fish:   Rowledge Pond is a certified supplier of Triploid Grass Carp for weed and algae control.

Please call (203) 426-6701 or email us for pricing and availability.

The liberation of fish in the State of Connecticut requires a Liberation (Stocking) Permit from the DEEP-Inland Fisheries Division.  There is no cost for the permit. To apply, download the DEEP Fish Liberation Permit form for Rowledge Pond Aquaculture.