Due to significant snow cover and adverse ground conditions anticipated from the nor’easter that hit us again this week, the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife is postponing the annual Open House and Flea Market at the Pequest Trout Hatchery scheduled for this weekend.
The new dates for the open house, June 2 and 3, will coincide with National Fishing and Boating Week, which runs from June 2 to June 10, and a statewide Free Fishing Day on Saturday, June 9. The free open house and flea market will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
Existing ground conditions are currently marginal because of previous storms and saturated soil. Snowfall amounts forecast for the northwestern part of the state are expected to completely cover the site, making it difficult for vendors to set up exhibits and for visitors to walk around the property.
The Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center in Oxford Township, Warren County, usually holds an open house before the opening of trout season, which begins this year at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 7.