Every year the Millers River Fishermen’s Association stocks the river with large trout from 12″-20″ plus. Starting at Birch Hill Dam in South Royalston and finishing at the Wildlife Management Area in Erving, Ma. In addition to our regular stockings, we also hold 3 stockings specifically for children.
This year, our first stocking will be at the parking lot area of the Birch Hill Dam in South Royalston.
April 28, 2012 at 11 am.
The second stocking for the children will be at Alan Rich Park, Athol.
April 29, 2012 at 11 am.
The third and final stocking for the children will be at the Orange Treatment Plant
May 5, 2012 at 11 am.
During each stocking, children will be shown how we tag our trout for a study of the river, and they will be able to release trout to the river.
The numbers for all tagged trout will be recorded; that will enable the MRFA to determine if they have stayed in the area in which they are released, or if they have migrated to another part of the river.
This numbering system provides valuable stocking data to the MRFA. In past years, a trout was caught in Orcutt Pool in Orange, Ma., and this trout had been released at Birch Hill Dam in South Royalston. We also have a record of a rainbow trout released at 16″ grown to trophy size of 22″.
If you would like to purchase a tagged trout, they are $10.00 each. You may send a check to:
MRFA Tag a Trout
15 Stone Hill Road
New Salem, MA 01355
The Millers River Fishermen’s Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of the Millers River and its tributaries, our goal is to make it one of the top rated rivers in the State again.
We invite you to help us improve the future of the Millers River through a tax-deductible donation and become a member of our group. All monies go directly toward purchase of trout for stocking in the river, so any contribution is greatly appreciated.