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Catch Trout in Norristown Montgomery County PA Trout Pond - Any Good ?
Introduction - Trout in Norristown, PA
Fishing. I love to fish. I especially
like fishing for that elusive trout. Trout can be a finicky and cunning
game fish in Pennsylvania. Very challenging to catch.
I've long heard about a trout pond right in Norristown (East Norriton, West Norriton), PA area but I had never visited it. A combination of laziness and overall stupidity (I've had some difficulty finding this pond) have prevented me from fishing in this body of water.
Norristown Farm Park
Norristown Farm Park
The trout pond is found on the grounds
of Norristown Farm park. Norristown Farm park is a spacious park that also
shares ground with Norristown State Hospital.
The Farm park has miles of paved trails for easy hiking and biking. The majority of people I see at the park use it for the purposes of hiking and biking. Fisherman use the park as well. The park has two bodies of water. One is Stony Creek, which runs through the park. The other is, of course, the Trout pond.
Trout Pond - The Size
The size of the trout pond is pretty
small. I'm horrible at guessing dimensions but I'll estimate about
100 feet in diameter and is very much shaped like a circle. Not very big.
You can easily see the entire pond from any vantage point along the beach.
Trout Pond - The Look
The pond is circular and is lined by
street and other thick growth. There is also a bird blind for bird
watching. One picnic table sits next to the pond.
The pond is well kept with no garbage laying around as far as I could tell.
There is also a trout nursery literally within walking distance. A pipe runs directly from the nursery into the pond. Yes, they do stock the pond though it seems not when I am there. More on this later.
The Trout Pond is a nice spot, though
it is not for the hard core angler. This pond resembles more of a
pond for kids to fish in rather than a place for serious fisherman.
The couple of times I have fished at the pond I was the only person there. This is a good thing since there are really only a few spots to fish from around the pond. The rest of the beach consists of trees and overgrowth. If there were more than a few people there, it would get crowded quick due to lack of access points for fishing.
Where to Find The Trout Pond
- Where is the Norristown Farm Park Trout Pond Located ? Find Here
This post will get into detail on how to find the trout pond.
Location of the Trout Pond
OK, first of all, I love to fish. Second of all, I stink at it. Especially when going after trout. In my two trips to the trout pond I caught nothing. This suggests, 1) I'm doing everything wrong and/or 2) No recent stocking of the pond when I visited
There were lots of frogs around the pond (maybe they should introduce some bass :-) After fishing a while I started to worry more about catching a frog! Success or not, it was still fun. Check it out sometime
View From Alongside Stony Creek Anglers - Look How Hard it is to See
Who Will Love it
-If the fish are biting kids will love it.
-Local fisherman looking to be close to home and fish a bit
-People who don't mind walking a quarter mile to fish
-People who love to catch trout
Who Will Hate It?
-Anyone who hates to walk a decent distance to fish
- Anyone who hates the potential for crowds. I can see this place filling up fast
-Serious fisherman looking for sport
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