Monday, April 24, 2017

Ansonia Students Stock Colony Pond with 150 Trout

ANSONIA- Colony Pond received a second stocking of trout this month when the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) added nearly 150 delectable trout to the city pond at Abe Stone Park. Earlier this month, the DEEP had initially stocked the pond with 200 trout.

The stocking is in preparation for the Bill Stokes Memorial Fishing Derby at the pond on May 6, 9AM-Noon.

At today’s event, (40) 4th grade students from Mead and Prendergast Schools participated in stocking the pond by emptying pails of trout.

An osprey was spotted on two occasions attempting to pluck dinner from Colony Pond without much luck while Mayor Dave Cassetti showcased his pond-stocking talents on one occasion.

A DEEP attendant on site indicated that typically most of the stocked trout, raised at Burlington Nursery in Connecticut, will likely end up on dinner tables this spring and summer.
(This is a press release from Ansonia City Hall)

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