Fishing and fun at upcoming trout release

By Taylor on November 7, 2013 in Blog


Photo from Iowa DNR

Head to Scharnberg Park in Clay County this Saturday for fishing and fun!

Individuals are invited to congregate at the park on November 9 from 12 – 3 p.m. to watch the release of Rainbow trout by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and to fish. The Iowa DNR will release fish brought from eastern Iowa to Clay County as part of the Urban Trout Stocking program.

The Clay County Conservation Board will have refreshments and snacks for people attending the event. It would also like to remind attendees to come prepared with the appropriate fishing licenses and stamps.

“For people over 16 years old who intend to fish after the release, they must have a valid fishing license and a trout stamp to catch and keep the trout. Those under 16 may fish for trout but may only keep a total of five trout under the licensed adult they are fishing under. That means the adult and minor may only keep a total of five. If the minor wants to catch and keep their own five trout, they must have a trout stamp as well,” according to the Clay County Conservation Board.

For any additional questions, call the Clay County Conservation Board at (712) 262-2187.

Directions to Scharnberg Park:

From Spencer, Iowa: Go west on 4th Street, which turns into County Road B24, for 8 miles. Turn north on 145th Avenue for 3/4 mile until you reach the park.

From Everly, Iowa: Go south of Everly on County Road M27 for 1 mile and then turn east on County Road B24 for 1 3/4 miles. Turn north on 145th Avenue for 3/4 mile until you reach the park.