Stream Fishing

The stream is reserved for the use of fly fishing members for a seasonal fee. Stream fishing is open every day from the opening of the Delaware County, Pennsylvania trout fishing season to December 31st.

In order to fish in the stream, members and guests need both a Pennsylvania fishing license and a Newlin Grist Mill fly fishing membership. E-mail us at to request that membership information be mailed to you.

Rules for 2021 Stream Fishing

1. Fishing privileges in the stream are limited to a list of approved membership numbering no more than 100.

        a. Individual memberships are available for $85.

        b. Family memberships are available for $105. A family includes all adults and children under age 21 who reside in the same household.

        c. Privileges may be withdrawn for failure to obey rules.

        d. Day privileges for guests may be purchased by members ($25.00/day).

2. The stream is open from dawn until dusk daily, from Pennsylvania opening day through December 31st

3. Each member must conform to all applicable fishing laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

4. During office hours all stream members must sign in at the park office front desk before fishing in the stream. If you arrive before the office is open, please sign in and out before leaving the park.

5. Only fly fishing tackle and barbless or de-barbed flies and streamers may be used in the stream.

6. Fish should be released; however, fish may be kept and paid for by the inch ($3.00/inch). Membership does not extend the right to kill fish without payment. We expect all injured fish to be kept and either purchased or turned into the office.

7. Please do not disturb plant and animal life. Shrubs, trees, and flowers along the banks are not to be cut or broken.

8. All qualified stream members must wear badges. Please report anyone fishing without a current year’s badge or fishing with other than approved lures.

9. Members may fish in our fee fishing ponds without admission charge; all trout caught must be kept and paid for. Cleaning facilities are provided near the office, next to the middle trout pond. No fish are to be cleaned at streamside.

10. Please take all possible care not to interfere with others fishing, moving on to other locations if pools are occupied.

11. Please notify the Stream Fishing Coordinator of any fallen trees, eroded sites, or other observed access issues as soon as possible.

*Note: The fishing ponds are closed, controlled waters and fall under state law with special privileges, such as no license, no limit and no season. The stream, although protected water and privately stocked, is subject to all state regulations regarding public fishing. For this reason, it is necessary to keep the two operations completely separate.

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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.