Fishing in Chester Creek
The middle section of the Chester Creek watershed is a well utilized trout stocking fishery.
The PA Fish and Boat Commission, with help from Delco Field and Stream, Delco Manning Trout Unlimited, and Delco Anglers, stocks nine miles of the Chester Creek, including the lower portions of the East and West Branches and the Main Branch from Thornbury to Brookhaven, with thousands of trout. Rocky Run above Darlington Road supports a native wild brown trout population (DEP, 1989).
It is hoped that CRC's efforts with its partners will continue to build awareness and improved stewardship of this valuable resource.
Public Fishing Access
There are over 15 access points for trout fishing in the Chester Creek watershed. Bass can be caught on the Milltown Reservoir in East Goshen. Click on fishing access points to see a list compiled by Delco Field and Stream.
Fishing Resources for Kids
Trout Day – April - Chester Creek ( Delco Field and Stream)
Kids Fishing Derby - May – Chester Creek (Delco Field and Stream)
Youth Fly Fishing Day - May- Smedley Park (DelcoManning Trout Unlimited, Sporting Gentleman)
Newlin Grist Mill- trout fishing in stocked pond
Thornbury Historical Society Fishing Day
Trout Stocking Sections in Chester Creek
The following sections of Chester Creek are stocked by Pennsylvania’s Fish and Boat Commission each year:
East Branch, from Forge Road (Glen Mills quarry) to the confluence with the West Branch,
West Branch, from the RR crossing at Ivy Mills Rd to mouth with Main Branch
Main Branch, from the confluence with the West Branch to Bridgewater Road bridge on the Brookhaven/Upland Border
Fishing Web Sites
- PA Fish and Boat Commission: http://www.fish.state.pa.us/
- Sporting Gentleman: www.sportinggentleman.com
- A Marblehead Flyfisherman: www.amarbleheadflyfisherman.com
- Delco Field and Stream: www.dcfs.org