Pond Fishing

PLEASE NOTE: Pond fishing will remain CLOSED until further notice.

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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Additional Note

Newlin Grist Mill’s trails are open!

There are a few changes you need to be aware of before you visit:

  1. Open hours are 7am to 5pm. New gates have been installed at the entrance to Newlin Grist Mill. These gates will be unlocked at 7am and locked at 5pm daily. Please keep this in mind when visiting the park.
  2. Repair work is ongoing and not all trails are currently open. While the worst of the damage has been repaired, use caution and please be mindful of marked trails that remain closed while repairs continue.
  3. The parking lot by the log cabin will remain closed or partially blocked off, as we continue to work on completing repairs.
  4. Restrooms, visitor center, and historic buildings are still closed. Please be patient as we work to rebuild the visitor center and make repairs to our historic buildings.
  5. Please be respectful of our staff and volunteers as they work on repairs throughout the park.