The Consolidated Sportsmen of Muncy Creeks is pleased to report a record year on two levels.
First, the sportsmen stocked more trout this year into Lycoming and Sullivan county streams than in any other single year.
Out of the Faus Nursery in Hughesville, there were 4,481 trout stocked, and out of the King Nursery in Picture Rocks, there were 8,663 stocked into streams with public access. An additional 135 trout were held over for next year.
Lycoming County streams received 9,751 of the trout and Sullivan County received 3,393.
Lycoming County streams, all tributaries to Muncy Creek or the Susquehanna River, receiving trout and the amount are as follows:
Black Hole Creek, 553,
Lick Run, 806,
East Mill Creek, 303, first stocking,
Little Bear Creek, 400 for the Loyalsock Men's Club Kid's Trout Derby, and
Sullivan County streams, all tributaries to Loyalsock Creek or the Susquehanna River, receiving trout and the amount are as follows: Birch Creek, 829; Lopez Creek, 831; Muncy Creek, 1,205; Stink Run, 303; and Glass Creek, 225.
Throughout its history, the group now has stocked more than 300,000 trout.
Secondly, the sportsmen had its largest turnout ever for the Dick Harner Kids Trout Derby, which is held every year on the first Sunday in May.
This year on May 5, 235 children attended the derby. Nine hundred trout were stocked in Laurel Run at Van Rennselaer Park in Picture Rocks for the young anglers.
The sportsmen, a volunteer organization, meet on the first Wednesday of every month at the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department.
For more information, visit muncycreeks.org.