Sunday, March 27, 2016

Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center Open House April 2 and 3


The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife will hold its annual Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center Open House next weekend on April 2 and 3, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily. Admission and parking are free.

The Open House has become a rite of spring for many freshwater anglers and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages, offering outdoor activities that are both fun and educational.  The event is held annually prior to the opening day of trout season, which falls on April 9 this year.

The event will feature archery and BB gun ranges, conservation exhibits and a giant mobile fishing tank loaded with monster trout and warm-water game fish from the Hackettstown and Pequest fish hatcheries. Children 4-16 will also be able to try their hand at fishing in the Kiddie Trout Tank and Fishing Education Pond, and a Sportsmen’s Flea Market will offer deals on fishing and hunting equipment, and other outdoor gear.

For more information about the event, including the full schedule of activities, visit http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/peqoh.htm

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