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Posted on: September 14, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Mahoning SWCD Announces Fall Fish Sale to Support Area Pond Owners

The Mahoning Soil & Water Conservation District announced plans for its Fall fish sale, which supports local pond and lake owners.

Orders for fingerling size fish are due to the district office by Friday, September 23. Pick-up will be from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Thursday, September 29 at the Canfield Fairgrounds.

Fish available for order include fathead minnows, white amur, Japanese koi, largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, hybrid bluegill and shell crackers.  We are also offering Fish Food, Pond Conditioner and Pond Maintenance books.

“Stocking your pond during the Spring or Fall is preferred as temperatures are mild and oxygen levels are high so fish are under less stress,” said Kathleen Vrable-Bryan, district administrator. “We are excited for another opportunity to help these pond owners through our Fall fish sale. Stocking ponds with fish helps to eliminate NOXIOUS OR INVASIVE weeds and promotes water quality.”

Orders can be placed with the district office by phone at (330) 740-7995 or  Click here to download the order form.  

On the day of pick up you will need to bring a container lined with a heavy duty unscented black trash bag filled with your own pond water that can then be tied at the top.  

The district staff recommends five to eight gallons of water per 100 fish. White amur must be placed in a container with a lid or liner large enough to be tied at the top. Five gallons of water is required for every two white amur.

For more information or pick-up recommendations, contact the district office. 

The Mahoning County Soil & Water Conservation District advances best management practices for conserving land and water resources by providing education, technical assistance and stewardship. Established in 1950, the district is staffed by a small team of environmental professionals who lead efforts in community and school outreach, stormwater control, watershed protection, pond management and more. The district is governed by a five-member volunteer board of supervisors and maintains offices at 850 Industrial Road in Youngstown.

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