The Jasper County Soil and Water Conservation District is sponsoring a fish sale. There are many types and sizes of fish available; Black Crappie, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Albino Catfish, Fathead Minnows, Grass Carp, Hybrid Sunfish, Largemouth Bass and Redear Sunfish. All of the fish are placed in bags with oxygen so that they are easier to transport to your pond and the mortality rate of the fish remains low. We suggest that you bring a 5-gallon bucket to transport the bagged fish.
If you are interested in placing an order to stock your pond, the order forms may be picked up at the Jasper County Soil and Water Conservation District office located at 1403 Clayton Ave in Newton or by visiting www.jaspercountyswcd.com. Please fill out an order form and return it to the Jasper Co. SWCD office by April 14th for Grass Carp orders and by April 23rd for all other fish orders. When ordering grass carp include the section, township and range of where the pond is located and the approximate pond size. This is so the necessary permits can be processed for the grass carp.
For more information contact the Jasper Co. SWCD office at 618-783-2319 ext. 3. The fish will be delivered to the Community Center parking lot at 1401 Clayton Ave in Newton on May 3rd at 11:00 a.m. Remember the last date to order grass carp is April 14th and all other fish is April 23rd.