Soil & Water

Fish & Ponds

The Genesee County SWCD offers technical service for pond site evaluation & management, and a fish stocking program. The District offers triploid grass carp for pond weed control throughout the spring and summer. We can assist you with obtaining the required DEC permit necessary to purchase triploid grass carp.  

Application for a Permit to Stock Triploid Grass Carp


Fish Stocking Program

The District accepts fish order forms throughout the spring and summer. The fish are brought to our district office 2-3 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.

2017 Fish Order Form

ORDER BY AUGUST 18TH FOR AUGUST 25TH, 2017 PICK UP AT 10AM.

*Only grass carp are available for order for the August 25th date, you must have a NYSDEC permit to order. All other fish species will be available for order in the fall.



Fish species typically sold include:

        Largemouth bass (sold 3-5'')      
Channel Catfish (sold 5-8'')
Fathead minnow (sold 1-3'')
Bluegill (sold 3-5'')
Perch (sold 3-5'')
Triploid grass carp (sold 10-14'', DEC permit required)