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The information on this page expired April 30, 2024

Annual Fish Sale

We are sorry but we have stopped taking orders for the 2024 Fish Sale. Please see below for information about pickup from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on April 30th at the Ross County Fairgrounds.

Pick Up at Fairgrounds

Tuesday April 30, 2024

from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ONLY


344 Fairgrounds Rd
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Please note the district does not deliver and all fish must be picked up at this time - Thank You

Tips for Pick Up Day

We recommend preparing for pickup day in advance

Plan to devote the entire morning to safely pick up and transport fish to your pond


Fish should be placed in your pond as soon as possible

All sales are final and fish are not guaranteed

Please bring enough containers to hold the fish you ordered

Five-gallon buckets work well or regular size 30-gallon trash cans

1 container per 100 small fish like bass, bluegill, catfish
1 container per 1,000 minnows

1 container per 4-5 large fish like amur and koi

Each container should be filled one-third full of YOUR POND water

Each container should have an unscented trash can liner bag

(such as a regular Glad bag or Hefty bag)

The staff will inject oxygen into the bag to keep the fish alive during transport

Do not use a lid or anything that will puncture the bag

Use a twist tie or twine to close the bag

Please prepare your Vehicle

Customers may be requested to help with loading and unloading your containers

Please be prepared for a long wait time

There are over 65 customers who participated in this year’s sale

We appreciate your patience

Thank you for supporting conservation

All Orders are Pickup Only

Please note - all product photos on this site are for illustration purposes only

All sales are final and products are not guaranteed to survive

If you prefer to order by mail please click here to print a paper order form

Not sure how many to order?
Here is a chart with stocking rates from the free
Ohio Pond Management Handbook

Building a Pond?
Here is a link to an extensive USDA guide:
Ponds - Planning, Design, Construction

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