Every spring, Andy Bonzagni of Concord Outfitters and local anglers have released brown trout into this section of the Assabet River. Concord Outfitters have been keeping tabs on the trout through an online creel survey allowing anglers fishing in this “strictly catch-and-release fishery” to post what they catch, Bonzagni said.
The aim of this project is to re-establish a self-sustaining population of brown trout in the river. Brown trout have historically been found in the mainstem Assabet and are a good choice for restoration because they are can tolerate higher water temperatures - typical of a larger river - than native brook trout can. (Read more about brown trout).
For the past three years, OARS has worked with Concord Outfitters and Trout Unlimited. Concord Outfitters and their customers have raised significant funds to support this project.
News coverage of past stocking: http://www.wickedlocal.com/concord/multimedia/x126912164/Concord-the-sit...