🎣🐟 Hooked on Tradition: Hopewell's Trout Co-op Journey 🐟🎣

For over five decades, the Hopewell Fish and Game Association has been a proud partner of the PA Fish and Boat Commission through our cherished Trout Co-op program. Since 1967, this collaboration has united our efforts to create memorable angling experiences for all, enhancing the beauty of York County, PA's streams and rivers.

🌊 The Art of Stocking: Why Trout Co-op Matters
While nature is a marvel, ensuring thriving fish populations in our waterways requires a helping hand. Trout stocking is an essential practice that adds a touch of human care to the ecosystem, and here's why:

🎣 Boosting Opportunities for Anglers:
Trout stocking increases the chances of a successful catch for anglers of all kinds. From residents to non-residents, and especially our young enthusiasts, stocked trout create exciting fishing moments.

💧 Balancing Demand and Supply:
Human impact and environmental factors can challenge natural trout populations. Stocking helps strike a balance, ensuring a healthy number of fish for anglers to enjoy.

🌱 Sustainable Recreation:
By stocking trout, we're not only nurturing recreational opportunities but also promoting responsible practices that contribute to conservation efforts.

🎈 A Generational Legacy:
Our Trout Co-op isn't just about the present – it's an investment in the future. It's a way of passing down traditions, igniting a love for nature, and nurturing a sense of stewardship among our youth.

As Hopewell Fish and Game Association continues to raise fish from fingerling size to maturity, we're reminded of the power of collaboration and our duty to protect the environment we hold dear.

Hopewell Fish & Game raises trout here on the association property and stocks them in various creeks and streams locally to provide fisherman the enjoyment of their sport.

The 2024 Statewide Opening Day of Trout will be April 6, 2024!


Hopewell Fish and Game: CLICK HERE
MD DNR Trout Stocking Schedule: CLICK HERE
PFBC Stocking Schedule:  CLICK HERE

Trout pins are on the way!

Be sure to get yours this year from a memer of our trout committee!

If you would like a packet to sell, please contact Rick Leader at 717-887-7524.

All proceeds of pin sales go to feed the trout!

To view the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission Adult Trout Stocking by County, click HERE.

To purchase your Pennsylvania Season Fishing License, click HERE.

Please call the PFBC Headquarters at (717) 705-7800

On March 30th, 2024, (mentored youth day), Hopewell Fish and Game Association's Youth Trout Fishing Area will be open for Registered Hopewell Fishing Clinic's Youth Participants Only, from 12 noon until 3pm. This section will open to the general public, children 15 and under, on April 6th, 2024 for the statewide trout season.

For the first 37 days of trout season this area is Designated Exclusive Use Area for kids 15 and under ONLY. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!

It is unlawful for a person other than a child 15 years old and under to fish in a designated exclusive use area. VIOLATORS WILL BE PROSECUTED.

An adult may assist a child by baiting hooks, removing fish from the line, netting fish, preparing the fishing rod for use and untangling the line without possessing a valid fishing license. An adult may not fish or set the hook for their child in a designated Children/Special Population Area.

If you see anything suspected to be a pollution, disturbance, or poaching on any waterway, regardless of how seemingly insignificant, report it immediately by calling the PFBC toll-free hotline: 855-347-4545 to leave a message.
For directions to our Designated Exclusive Use Area, please use this link: https://goo.gl/maps/37nZQFernHU2

Izaak Walton League Stocking Schedule
Founded in 1922, the Izaak Walton League is one of the nation's oldest and most respected conservation organizations.  York Chapter #67 is part of a powerful grassroots network of more than 40,000 members and 300 local chapters nationwide. The League takes a common sense approach toward protecting our nations heritage and improving outdoor recreational opportunities for all.

To view the Izaak Walton League of York Trout Stocking schedule, please go to http://www.yorkiwla.org.

For more information, please contact Cindy Ness at 717-968-0159.


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Stewartstown, PA 17363
Club Phone: (443) 928-1940

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