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  • Trout stocked for downstate season opener March 1

  • The opening of downstate Delaware's 2014 trout season will be March 1.
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  • The opening of downstate Delaware's 2014 trout season will be March 1.
    More than 600 pounds of rainbow trout will be divided between Tidbury and Newton Pond near Greenwood. Most of the fish averaged 12 to 13 inches long and weighed about a pound, while the larger trout measured at least 14 inches and weighed two pounds or more.
    The remaining fish were transferred from the Limestone Springs truck to a large tank in the back of a waiting fisheries truck for the trip to Greenwood, where an additional 350 pounds of rainbow trout plus six to eight additional trophy trout were released. Both ponds will receive a second stocking of the same number of fish in two weeks.
    Most trout anglers must purchase a Delaware Trout Stamp, with the exception of anglers younger than age 12 and resident anglers age 65 and older. For residents age 16 through 64, a trout stamp costs $4.20; 12 through 15, a youth trout stamp costs $2.10; non-residents, a trout stamp is required for all anglers age 12 and older and costs $6.20.
    For more information: dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/Fisheries/Documents/2014%20Fishing%20Guide.pdf.

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