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. 

The first 2018 Fish Pick-Up Date is scheduled for May 18th, 2018.
Please use the order form below to place your order by May 11th.
Depending on demand, a late summer and early fall pick-up dates will be scheduled. Note, only grass carp are available in late summer due to the heat.

2018 FISH ORDER FORM  
2018 Fillable Fish Order Form


Fish species typically sold include:

        Largemouth bass (sold 3-5'')      
Channel Catfish (sold 5-8'')
Fathead minnow (sold 1-3'')
Black Crappie (sold 3-5'')

Bluegill (sold 3-5'')
Perch (sold 2-4'')


Triploid grass carp (sold 10-14'', DEC permit required)

NYSDEC Stocking Permits
A permit from NYSDEC is required 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 https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7975.html.