Families fish at the hatchery pond.
Casting for Community Connections
September 21, 2020
This spring, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s North Attleboro National Fish Hatchery
found themselves with a sudden surplus of brook trout when local fishing events that they had planned to stock were canceled because of safety concerns. The hatchery stocked its small pond weekly with an estimated 1,600 good-sized, catchable brook trout and let the community know. Without a designated fishing event, visitors from near and far took advantage of a freshly stocked pond and an open gate to safely enjoy the outdoors.