LACONIA — The Belknap County Conservation District is offering live rainbow and brook trout for sale to be stocked in private ponds.
The fish are hatchery raised, trout are either 6-8 inches or 10-12 inches long. Fish must be ordered by April 20 and can be picked up on April 28. Orders of 6-8 inch fish must be picked up by the customer, while orders of 10-12 inch fish will be delivered to the owner's pond by the hatchery.
The fish can only be released into a privately owned pond that has no outlet, or where the outlets have been screened to prevent the fish from escaping to public waters. The pond should be at least one-quarter acre in size, maintain at least an 8 foot depth throughout the summer, and have been established for more than a year.
For more information, or to obtain an order form, call BCCD at telephone number 603-527-5880 or visit their website at www.belknapccd.org.