The Ross Soil and Water Conservation District continues their annual fish sale through the end of the April, but the pick up location for the fish has changed.
The district is taking orders for stocking fish through through April 30th at the district office in the Ross County Service Center or on the district's website at www.rosscountyswcd.org.
Once the fish arrive, fish buyers will need to pickup their order on Tuesday, May 8th from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Ross County Fairgrounds. In years past the pick up location was at the Ross County Service Center parking lot, but the district made the change to the fairgrounds this year because the sale has outgrown the lot.
Once at the fairgrounds, buyers should enter behind the racetrack from Fairgrounds Road. They should also bring a regular 30-gallon trash can with a liner filled about a third full of their own pond water to put fish in. The crew from the fish hatchery will put oxygen in the water and fish should then be deposited into a pond as soon as possible.
The soil and water district partners with Fender’s Fish Hatchery in Baltic, Ohio each spring to offer fish for stocking ponds at near wholesale cost. For information about fish stocking rates and other considerations for your pond, the district website www.rosscountyswcd.org has posted a copy of the Ohio Pond Management Handbook published by the Ohio Division of Wildlife.