Pond Fishing

PLEASE NOTE: Pond fishing remains CLOSED until further notice.

The Route 322 road construction project deposited large amounts of silt in Concord Creek upstream from the Park. Between 2017 & 2019, this siltation moved downstream, stopping the operation of the 315-year-old Mill & halting the 60-year tradition of trout fishing in the ponds.

We are in the process of planning & permitting for the silt to be removed in 2023 so that we can reopen the Millrace & refill the Ponds. This is a massive & complex project — we thank you for your patience as we continue to work toward remediation.


Pond fishing is available to everyone, including families and children. Pond fishing is open on weekends from the opening of the Delaware County, Pennsylvania trout fishing season to October 31st.

Pond fishing runs from 9am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Pond fishing will also be open on Fridays in June, July, and August. All visitors who fish must register at the front desk before beginning to fish, and registration for pond fishing ends at 3:30pm. Please note that if those signing up at 3:30pm will only have half an hour to fish, so we recommend coming early to get the most out of your day!

You must keep what you catch.

Cost: $5.00 per person and $4.00 per fish caught

Bait is available for $1.00/slice.


Help feed an osprey or eagle!

Newlin Grist Mill is partnering with Tri-State Bird Rescue to help feed rescued birds of prey. If you enjoy catching trout but do not want to eat them, don’t throw them out. You can share your trout with an osprey or eagle. Donate your trout today, and they will be used to feed injured birds.

Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research is a wild bird rehabilitation center in Newark, DE. Each year, Tri-State Bird Rescue receives nearly 100 injured osprey and bald eagles in need of care. These large birds of prey eat fish almost exclusively, and trout is one of their favorites. Any donations of whole fish to help these patients on their road to recovery and return to the wild is greatly appreciated. To learn more about Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, click here.

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