People came early, brought their cameras, brought the family, and made a day of it. Although it was cold and snowy, the town still had activities happening throughout the day including the Annual Volunteer Firefighter's Sausage and Pancake Breakfast
. The local Amish community was selling hand-made crafts, baked goods, kettle cooked donuts, and kettle pop corn. The Volant merchants had the red carpet layed out.
Fishermen had the opportunity to purchase their 2008 PA fishing licenses, pre-season fishing supplies, and enter our raffle for a fly-fishing rod
The PA Fish Commission stocked the waters of Neshannock Creek at approximately 12:00 PM. The Neshannock Creek Fly Shop will also be stocking the "Lunker" Trout
two weeks later on Saturday, March 15.
The "Lunker" Trout will consist of large trout anywhere from 16 inches to 8 pounds.
This is always an event that kids are excited to see, so there were many families in attendance. Kids were not only encouraged
to watch, but are more than welcome to participate
in the actual stocking. Fly-fishing is a great sport for youngsters. Each June, the shop hosts the Young Anglers Fly Fishing School
. This is a terrific way to introduce youngsters to the fabulous sport of fly-fishing. It's also a great opportunity for the young novice to improve their skills.
Click here to view photos of previous trout stockings.
On the day of the pre-season stocking, most took the time to enter our annual rod raffle. The winner will be drawn during Neshannock Creek Fly Shop's "Lunker" Trout Stocking
. Tickets are ONLY $5 or 3 tickets for $10. The winner can choose between any Winston Ascent 4-piece rod
or Sage Launch 2-piece rod
of their choice. Tickets can be purchased right up to the moment of the drawing on Saturday March 15, so many have already stopped in and tried their luck. All proceeds
from the raffle are donated to buy the "Lunker" fish that were stocked by the shop. Fishermen from all over do their part to help keep Neshannock Creek one of the premier trout streams in Western Pennsylvania.
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