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Fall Fish Stocking Sales

The District holds an annual Fall Fish Stocking Sale Fish Stocking Sale.  These sales are open to the public to purchase various types of freshwater fish species to stock for recreational and/or wildlife habitat improvement purposes.  Fish food and other items are also available during the sale. 


Order Deadline Thursday, September 12

Pickup Day: September 26 11:30

Website Opens for orders July 1

Pickup Location:

Capital District Sportsman Center

13 Babcock Lake Road, Cropseyville, NY

(aka, the old Grafton Elementary School on the corner of Babcock Lake Road and NYS Route 2)






Click here for the 2024 Spring Fish Stocking Sale Online Shop! 

Fish type availability and prices may change each sale, depending on season.  Payment for the fish orders are due prior to pickup.  Please note that due to COVID-19, there have been fish shortages and price increases.  Email questions at or call Drew Hoag, SWCD Technician, at (518) 708-7228.

The District is planning on offering this Spring:

Fathead Minnows by the pound;

Largemouth Bass, 4-6";

Channel Catfish, 4-6";

Bluegills, 3-5";

Rainbow Trout, 4-6";

Grass Carp, 10"+.


In addition:


*10 & 44 lb bags of Ziegler high quality fish food (1/8” diameter pellet);


*Dry pond colorant in water soluble packets, treats 1/3 acre (blue tint, shades sunlight to discourage algae);


*MacroZyme beneficial bacteria packets, treats 1/3 acre, (decomposes pond nutrients that feed algae); and


*40 lb bag barley pellets, treats 1/3 acre (inhibits new algae growth as it degrades).


Links to the most current NYC DEC Fish Stocking Permit Applications are provided below. If you would rather have a copy of the Order Form or Permit Application mailed to you, please contact the Rensselaer County SWCD today at: (518) 271-1740 Ext. 3.

The above photograph is of Saige Myers, local 4Her, picking up freshwater fish to stock the lake she  lives on in Rensselaer County.  

Large Mouth Bass

Largemouth Bass.jpg

Channel Catfish

Channel Catfish.jpg



Fathead Minnow

Fathead Minnow.jpg

Triploid Grass Carp



The Rensselaer County SWCD sells Blue Bird Nesting Boxes year round.

They can be purchased at our office for $14.00 each. 

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