Soil & Water

Fish Stocking Program

Pond Management Workshop
Pond management seminar, Alexander, NY August 1977.

The Genesee County SWCD offers technical service for pond site evaluation, management, fish stocking program, and can assist with applying for required DEC permit.

Fall Fish Order Form

SWCD Fish Stocking Program
The District accepts fish order forms throughout the spring and summer. The fish are brought to our district office 2 times a year for pick up by the pond owners. Pick-up days are typically held during cooler temperatures in the spring and late summer, not mid summer to help ensure the survival of the fish. Pond owners bring a cooler filled with their pond water to use to transport the fish back to their pond. Feel free to inquire about different fish species for purchase. 

The Fish Stocking Program occurs in the Spring and Fall. Call the office for specific details and date.  

Fish species typically sold include:
        Largemouth bass (sold 3-5'')      
Fathead minnow (sold 2-3'')
Bluegill (sold 3-5'')
Yellow Perch (sold 3-5'')
Triploid grass carp (sold 10-14''), DEC Permit Required*

NYSDEC Stocking Permits
A Farm Fish Pond License is required from NYSDEC  before stocking fish into any water of the State that is privately or publicly owned. NYSDEC issues several permits that authorizes fish stocking.
More information can be found at

*Grass Carp Permit
Application for a Permit to Stock Triploid Grass Carp