Ross Soil & Water Fish Sale Concludes Monday, April 24

Pair of Koi carp in the Koraku-en garden

Japanese KoiPhoto: Getty Images

The Ross Soil and Water Conservation District announces the final days to place an order for the annual fish sale. The last day to order is April 24, 2023. Residents can shop online at or contact the district office for an order form. Call 740-772-1711 and press 3 or send an email to for more information.

Fathead Minnow (Pimephales promelas)

Fathead Minnows (aka Rosy Red fish)Photo: Moment RF

The Ross Soil and Water Conservation District supports property owners’ efforts to maintain a healthy pond and has been offering fish for pond stocking at near wholesale prices for over 65 years. The district can also provide technical advice for pond management and new pond construction. Fish offered for sale include largemouth bass, bluegill, hybrid bluegill, channel catfish, redear sunfish (shellcracker), perch, and fathead minnow. Also for sale are Japanese koi and white amur. Koi are attractive and popular in backyard ponds. Both koi and amurs can control unwanted vegetation in a pond.

Bluegill fish

BluegillPhoto: iStockphoto

The Ross Soil and Water Conservation District promotes land use practices that prevent soil erosion and protect water quality. The district provides free technical assistance to landowners implementing conservation practices through the farm bill or for the CAUV tax program. And the district is engaged in a broad range of services related to geographic information systems, residential neighborhood drainage and runoff, wildlife and habitat. Residents can find more information about education and outreach programs on the district website or email or call the office at 740-772-1711 and press 3.

The Ross Soil and Water Conservation District was formed in 1947 and is governed by a volunteer board of supervisors elected by Ross County residents and producers. The 2023 supervisors are Brice Acton, Frankfort; Nancy Ames, Chillicothe; Philip Gray, Chillicothe; Billie Helterbrand, Chillicothe; and Pam Snyder, Kingston.

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