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The information on this page expired April 24, 2023

Annual Fish Sale

Pickup Only 8a-10a May 2nd

Pick Up at Fairgrounds

Pickup Day is Tuesday May 2, 2023

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

All Orders are Pickup Only


344 Fairgrounds Rd
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Tips for Pick Up Day

Please bring enough containers to hold the fish you ordered

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

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

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

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

Each container should have a 30-gallon unscented poly liner trash 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


The soil and water district recommends preparing for pickup day

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


Please prepare your vehicle

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

Fish should be placed in your pond as soon as possible

Thank you for supporting conservation

Last Day to Order is April 24, 2023

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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