A good time was had by many on Saturday (March 5th, 2005) as we celebrated the Pre-Season Trout Stocking in Volant, PA.

Plenty of people came early, brought their cameras and "made a day of it"... including shopping at the local merchants, shopping at the nearby Prime Outlet Mall in Grove City, and the Annual Volunteer Firefighter's "all you can eat" Sausage and Pancake Breakfast served all day long. The local Amish community were also selling hand-made crafts, baked goods, kettle cooked donuts, and kettle pop corn.

In addition to the "Trout Stocking" activities going on around town, all of the Volant merchants provided guests with the "red carpet" treatment.

Later in the afternoon, we raffled off an Orvis fly rod valued at $575.

Congratulations to our winner Barry O'Rorke of Butler, PA!

Barry walked away with an 8'4'', Orvis T3 843, Mid-Flex 8.0, 3 Weight, 2 5/8oz..

In the picture below, Barry O'Rorke's family poses for a photo with Shop owner Bob Shuey. Barry's daughter is holding the prize fishing rod in its case / tube.

The O'Rorke family with Shop Owner Bob Shuey The Orvis T3
The Orvis T3
The Orvis T3

The Pennsylvania Fish Commission arrived to stock the waters of Neshannock Creek at approximately 1:00 PM. In addition to the large number of trout (2,000+) the Fish Commission provided for the 2.7 mile regulated stretch from the Volant Dam above the shop to the Covered Bridge down stream, the Neshannock Creek Fly Shop also stocked the same section of the creek on Saturday, March 12th with "Lunker Trout".

(The term "Lunker Trout" refers to large trout anywhere from 16 inches to 8 pounds. The Fly Shop's stocking was originally scheduled for March 5th, but was delayed due to water conditions.)

The PA Fish Commission
March 5, 2005 Stocking

Plenty of kids were excited to watch, as well as participate in, the stocking. Click here to view more photos of trout stockings.

March 5, 2005 Stocking March 5, 2005 Stocking
March 5, 2005 Stocking March 5, 2005 Stocking

If you have any questions about the stocking, feel free to give us a call at the shop (724) 533-3212 or send us an email.

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Open 6 days a week.
Mon.-Sat. 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed Sundays Sept.-Feb.

Neshannock Creek
Fly Shop
phone: (724) 533-3212
fax: (724) 533-2363

In affiliation with
The Orvis Company, Inc.

250 Main Street
Volant, PA 16156
(driving directions)

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