Trout availability: Certain sizes of species do vary throughout the year. Trout sizes sold are from 9″ to 25″+. We do not sell fingerlings.

For immediate response please email Brian at Please provide details regarding tentative budget, order size, species and desired stocking date.

Delivery: Available on all orders across Connecticut with our custom hauling transports using pure oxygen for the transport.

Hatchery Pick up: You can pick up your trout order here at the hatchery! We recommend using clean 30 gallon poly trash containers with locking lids. We will advise on number of containers for safe transport.

Tagging of fish: Always available, please mention when ordering.

Please contact us prior to submission of trout liberation permit.
Permits: A State of Connecticut DEEP liberation permit is required for stocking trout. Please click on link below and fill out the EZ-File PDF form for Harding Trout Hatchery as your supplier. There is a seperate permit for fishing derbys. Approval is within one to two days.
If the are any questions about permitting process please contact us.
We look forward to your order!
Brian Harding