Seeking Anglers for Brook Trout Survey Project

Maine Audubon, Trout Unlimited and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IFW) are seeking volunteer anglers to survey remote ponds in western and northern Maine for brook trout this coming fishing season. Survey information collected by anglers will be used by the nonprofit organizations and IFW to help identify populations of brook trout to be eligible for conservation management practices.

There are still hundreds of ponds in the state have never been surveyed by fisheries biologists nor have any record of being stocked with fish. We plan to continue volunteer survey efforts in 2013.  The project’s focus on remote lakes and ponds offers anglers a chance to explore new areas of the state.

“Volunteers should be enthusiastic about fishing for brook trout, be comfortable in remote settings and have a sense of adventure!” noted Jeff Reardon of Trout Unlimited.

For more information or to sign up to volunteer, please contact Emily Bastian at Maine Audubon at 207-781-6180 x207, or