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Trout Season begins on April 9th. Opening Day held at Greenwich Lake Park

(Woodbury)- Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney and Freeholder Frank J. DiMarco, Liaison to Parks and Recreation announced today that opening day for Trout Season launches at 8 a.m. on April 9th at the county's Greenwich Lake Park.

Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney said, "Greenwich Lake Park is a popular fishing spot for Gloucester County anglers. The park also offers a variety of aquatic-related activities, including a boat launch. Visitors can explore the variety of animal and plant life that thrives in the wetlands surrounding the lake," said Sweeney.

"Greenwich Lake Park is 40 acres of spring fed lake," said Freeholder Frank J. DiMarco, Liaison to Parks and Recreation. "Residents enjoy this park throughout the season and it really comes alive on the opening day for Trout - it is a true signal that spring has really sprung in Gloucester County," said DiMarco.

The New Jersey Department of Fish and Game stock Greenwich Lake Park with trout several times a season. Standard production trout average 10.5 inches but range up to 12 inches and weigh ½ pound each. Most trout are 1½ years old when stocked.

A boat launch is open on weekends from the start of trout season until Memorial Day. The Parks and Recreation Department advise only small boats use the boat launch. Due to the heavy rains recently, residents are advised to call the Department of Parks and Recreation 468-0100 on Friday the 8th to see if the ramp will be usable on the 9th.

The park also includes a playground, conversation areas, picnic tables, grills and bathroom facilities.

Greenwich Lake Park is located on Tomlin Station Road in Greenwich Township. The park is open from April to November, sunrise to sunset.