Contact: James Wagner, Parks Regional Administrator, 302-302-577-7020, or Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902.
Trout season to open in White Clay Creek on April 5
Hopkins Bridge closed to parking this year
NEWARK (April 1, 2014) – Delaware’s spring 2014 upstate trout season will open at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 5, with six designated trout streams in northern New Castle County – White Clay Creek, Christina Creek, Pike Creek, Beaver Run, Wilson Run and Mill Creek – stocked and ready with thousands of trout, including some trophy-sized fish.
Anglers looking to catch trout in White Clay Creek should be aware of a change for this season: Due to safety concerns with the new Pomeroy Trail, DelDOT has closed both sides of Hopkins Bridge to parking. Anglers and other park visitors can continue to park in designated parking areas or along Creek Road between Wedgewood and Hopkins roads as they have done in the past.
Anglers also should be aware that park entrance fees are now in effect. For more information about White Clay Creek State Park, visit www.destateparks.com/PARK/white-clay-creek.
For more information on trout fishing in Delaware, including licensing and Delaware Trout Stamps, click on 2014 Delaware Fishing Guide. The guide also is available in printed form at DNREC’s Dover licensing desk, and from license agents throughout the state.
This recreational activity would benefit from Governor Markell’s Clean Water for Delaware’s Future initiative – a comprehensive plan for cleaning up Delaware’s bays, rivers and streams so they meet water quality standards for drinking, swimming and supporting fish and other aquatic life. The plan accelerates a wide range of clean water projects that protect public health and safety, improve water quality, increase the resiliency of Delaware’s communities to storms and flooding, support our multi-billion dollar tourism and agriculture industries, create jobs and bolster the economic revitalization of our towns and cities.
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