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Fall 2021 Trout Stocking Schedule


2021 Updates

A total of approximately 21,000 two-year old Rainbow Trout, averaging 14-16 inches will be stocked in 17 streams and 19 ponds and lakes. All trout are raised at the Pequest Trout Hatchery and will be stocked from Tuesday, October 12 to Wednesday, October 20.

In addition to these trout, up to 1,000 broodstock trout (three-year old rainbow trout, averaging 18-22 inches) will also be stocked. Broodstock trout will be mixed in with each truckload of fish to provide exciting fishing opportunities throughout the state.

A schedule will not be posted prior to stocking. Waterbodies stocked will be noted below at the end of the day they are stocked. This is to prevent crowds gathering at popular stocking points, making social distancing difficult. All fall-stocked waters may be fished as soon as they are stocked (there are no "closed waters" during fall stocking).

The stocking boundaries for streams are the same as in the spring (see the current Freshwater Digest for information).

Updates to the fall stocking program are posted as necessary.

See the Fall Trout Fishing Information page for details about this season's stocking.

Fall Rainbow Trout
Fall Rainbow Trout!
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Photo by Tom Pagliaroli

List of Waters and Number of Trout Fall Trout To Be Stocked
Waterbodies stocked will be posted at the end of the day each is stocked and noted below in bold; details in Updates.
Big Flat Brook, Stocked 10/14 - 1,760 Lower Echo Park Pond, Stocked 10/19 - 180 Paulins Kill, Stocked 10/12 - 1,450 Schadler's Sand Wash Pond, Stocked 10/20 - 160
Black River, Stocked 10/12 - 330 Manasquan River, Stocked 10/12 - 470 Pequest River, Stocked 10/13 - 1,600 Speedwell Lake, Stocked 10/19 - 230
Colonial Lake, Stocked 10/20 - 190 Mary Elmer Lake, Stocked 10/19 - 210 Pohatcong Creek, Stocked 10/14 - 990 Swedesboro Lake, Stocked 10/20 - 220
Crystal Lake, Stocked 10/19 - 220 Maurice River, Stocked 10/19 - 170 Ramapo River, Stocked 10/15 - 960 Sylvan Lake, Stocked 10/19 - 170
Giampietro Park Pond, Stocked 10/19 - 170 Metedeconk River N/B, Stocked 10/12 - 160 Raritan River N/B, Stocked 10/12 - 930 Toms River, Stocked 10/12 - 360
Greenwich Lake, Stocked 10/20 - 190 Metedeconk River S/B, Stocked 10/12 - 270 Raritan River S/B, Stocked 10/15 - 2,340 Verona Park Lake, Stocked 10/20 - 300
Grenloch Lake, Stocked 10/19 - 170 Mill Pond - CANCELLED Rockaway River, Stocked 10/14 - 1,370 Wallkill River, Stocked 10/14 - 500
Hammonton Lake, Stocked 10/19 - 230 Musconetcong River, Stocked 10/13 - 2,870 Roosevelt Park Pond, Stocked 10/20 - 180 Wanaque River, Stocked 10/15 - 320
Iona Lake, Stocked 10/20 - 210 Oak Pond, Stocked 10/19 - 170 Rosedale Lake - POSTPONED Woodcliff Lake, Stocked 10/20 - 310


10/8/2021: Due to an ongoing Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB), Rosedale Lake will not be stocked with trout during the Divisionís Fall Trout Stocking Season. Rosedale Lake may be stocked during the Divisionís Winter Trout Stocking Program IF the HAB clears up prior to the Winter Trout Stocking Program.

10/12/21 - The following waters were stocked today:

Black River
Manasquan River
Metedeconk River N/B
Metedeconk River S/B
Paulins Kill
Raritan River N/B
Toms River

10/13/21 - The following waters were stocked today:

Musconetcong River
Pequest River

10/14/21 - The following waters were stocked today:

Big Flat Brook
Pohatcong Creek
Rockaway River
Wallkill River

10/15/21 - The following waters were stocked today:

Ramapo River
Raritan River S/B
Wanaque River

10/19/21 - The following waters were stocked today:

Crystal Lake
Giampietro Park Pond
Grenloch Lake
Hammonton Lake
Lower Echo Park Pond
Mary Elmer Lake
Maurice River
Oak Pond
Speedwell Lake
Sylvan Lake

10/20/21 - The following waters were stocked today:

Colonial Lake
Greenwich Lake
Iona Lake
Pohatcong Lake
Roosevelt Park Pond
Schadler's Sand Wash Pond
Swedesboro Lake
Verona Park Lake
Woodcliff Lake

10/20/21 - Due to increased sedimentation from the recent storms, Mill Pond will not be stocked this Fall. The fish allocated for Mill Pond were split between Verona Park Pond and Woodcliff Lake.

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Last Updated: October 8, 2021