Wisconsin Fish Farm Day

rainbow trout t-1701SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2013 11am – 7pm

Wisconsin Aquaculture Association, along with member fish farms, is celebrating this day with their Annual State Wide Open House on Saturday, July 20, 2013. With the increase in public awareness of their food sources, the fish farmers of Wisconsin are opening their farms to the public, promoting Wisconsin aquaculture and explaining the importance of locally grown, fresh, safe fish.  The fish farmers of Wisconsin are working together to encourage  people to visit a local fish farm and learn firsthand  about aquaculture,  become more aware of the role commercial aquaculture plays in the state’s economy, local communities, recreational opportunities and in providing a safe healthy food.

Since 1856, Star Prairie’s ice-cold spring water has provided and ideal natural habitat for commercial trout-raising. Fifteen hundred gallons per minute of flow at a steady rate and temperature provide open water and continuous growth and harvests year-round. We feature the excitement of trout angling on the premises May & September on weekends, June through August on Tuesday – Sunday,  and year-round by appointment. Our scenic, park-like grounds are bordered to the north by Apple River whitewater.

ACTIVITIES

Saturday:
Tours: 12 – 2 pm, Free.
Cooking Demo: 12 – 2p

Kid’s Activities:
Gyotaku fish prints for first 60 kids, make a print with your freshly caught trout! Free with trout purchase.
Kids can have fun in our Bounce House, 11a – 7p. Free
Feed the trout – we have fish food for sale for the kids to have fun feeding the fish.

Fee fishing:
Available 11am – 7pm, NO LIMIT AND NO LICENSE REQUIRED! Tackle is furnished and we will clean and ice your catch for a small fee. We suggest bringing a cooler to transport fish.

Have a picnic at the farm:
Picnic facilities available, grill w/utensils available for rent, charcoal available for purchase.

Enjoy the freshest meal in town:
Take you catch to Table 65 in New Richmond, pick out one of their preparation choices and they will cook it up for you!

Take some home:
Smoked trout and salmon available for purchase.  Call ahead to pickup some fresh fish to take home.