Apple Creek at Grosjean Park in Wooster has been stocked with rainbow and brown trout starting in 2005. Since 2012, the October (and now the November) stocking has been coupled with a free fly-fishing clinic for novice and beginner anglers.
Prior to the clinics, the stream is stocked with large brown trout and rainbow trout. The cost of purchasing trout is from an Outdoor Education Grant provided by the Ohio Division of Wildlife, funds from the City of Wooster and the CFRTU chapter.
The clinic is open to adults and kids 10 years of age and older. A parent or responsible adult must accompany kids under 16. Those 16 years and older must possess a valid Ohio fishing license. We encourage family members to participate. The clinics are held from 1 until 4 p.m. on a Saturday afternoon. There is a limit of 20 participants for each clinic.
Fly fishing tackle, flies, and waders are provided for those who need them. Instructors are experienced fly anglers from the CFRTU chapter. All fishing is Catch & Release to help sustain the fishery.
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