WORCESTER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Just in time for April vacation, kids in Worcester had the opportunity on Wednesday to help the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife restock Lake Quinsigamond with trout for the upcoming fishing season.
The event was a part of MassWildlife's trout stocking that they do every season, something that officials say will culminate in nearly half a million fish being settled in fresh bodies of water across the Commonwealth. According to the state's restocking tracking system, most trout are over a foot-long when they're put back into the water, consisting of rainbow, brook, brown, and tiger trout.
WBZ's Karyn Regal went to the shores of Lake Quinsigamond to speak with some fish dumping volunteers.
Many of the children there were seasoned fishers, and said that it's an exercise in patience that everyone should do.
Fishers interested to see which lakes have been stocked already can check MassWildlife's website, where they categorize the ponds by districts.
WBZ's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports.