Highland News Leader

Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District taking pond fish orders

The Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District is taking orders for its pond fish sale. This sale is for those pond owners that have an established fish population and need to supplement some species.

The species available are channel catfish, albino catfish, redear, hybrid sunfish, bluegill, largemouth bass, fathead minnows, crappie and triploid grass carp. Friday, March 25 is the deadline to order and pay for all of the fish, except grass carp; that due date is March 17.

The pick-up location is the USDA Service Center parking lot at 7205 Marine Road (Illinois Route 143) in Edwardsville. The fish truck will be on the parking lot on Saturday, April 2 at 8 to 9 a.m.

For more information on the sale, call the SWCD office at (618) 656-7300, ext. 3, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.