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Mahoning Soil District sets fish sale

Mahoning Soil & Water Conservation District partners with Fender’s Fish Hatchery to host their annual Fall Fish Sale, which is set for this October. Pre-orders should be picked up at the Canfield Fairgrounds on Oct. 8. (Submitted photo)

YOUNGSTOWN–The Mahoning County Soil & Water Conservation District office has announced plans for its annual fall fish sale, an initiative to advance water quality and support area pond and lake owners.

Orders for fingerling-size fish are due to the district office by 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5. Individuals must pre-order. Pickup will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 at the Canfield Fairgrounds.

Species available for purchase include Japanese koi, white amur, largemouth bass, bluegill, hybrid bluegill, channel catfish, redear shellcrackers, yellow perch and minnows.

Orders can be placed with the district office by phone at 330-740-7995 or by fax at 330-259-1075. Visit https://mahoningsoilandwater.org/ for information and to download the order form.

On the day of pick-up, each participant will need to bring a lined container (30-gallon trash cans lined with trash bags) filled with water from the pond where the fish will live. It should be large enough to be able to tie the bag at top. The district office recommends 5 to 8 gallons of water per 100 fish. Five gallons of water are recommended for every two white amur.

For information or pick-up recommendations, contact the district office.

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