April 11, 2017
The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife is conducting a radio telemetry study in the Big Flat Brook system. The focus of the study is on the movement and use of habitat by stocked Rainbow Trout.
Small transmitters have been surgically implanted into hatchery trout released into the Catch and Release Area* of the Big Flat Brook in Sussex County. The transmitters are implanted in the abdomen area and an antenna trails from an incision near the pelvic and anal fins.
Anglers catching a fish with a transmitter should release it unharmed. If the fish is fatally injured or found dead, please send the transmitter to Ross Shramko, NJDFW, P.O. Box 394, Lebanon, NJ 08833, or call 908-236-2118. The cooperation of the angling public is greatly appreciated.
* Rt. 206 bridge downstream to the Roy Bridge on Mountain Rd., a distance of 4.2 miles, including the portion known as the Blewett Tract.