Pond Fishing

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. 

*PLEASE NOTE: Pond fishing will remain CLOSED until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak. 


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.


Message to Our Community


In light of current conditions, Newlin Grist Mill continues to be closed as follows:

  • The NGM Visitor Center, Archive, Blacksmith Shop, Millwright Shop, and public restrooms remain closed;

  • All tours, programs and events have been postponed or cancelled during this period;

  • Pond Fishing will remain closed until further notice;

  • Rentals are being cancelled for this period of time;

  • There will be no Volunteer Wednesday Workdays;

  • The trails will remain open, but parking is limited; and we ask that everyone be mindful of social distancing when on the property.

Decisions concerning additional closings will follow based on the developing situation. Please check back for updates.

While the trails at Newlin Grist Mill remain accessible while the site is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we do want to remind everyone of a few things:

  • Continue to observe proper social distancing when you are on the trails. If you are ill or have been around anyone who is ill or has been exposed to the virus, please remain at home. If you arrive and find that the parking lot is crowded, please postpone your visit to another time.  

  • Please remember that all dogs must be on a leash that is held securely by the owner at all times. This is a township law, and it is to protect the health and safety of all park visitors (human and canine) and the wildlife in the park.

  • The park contains unique habitats that are home to sensitive plants and animals, some of which are being monitored through ongoing scientific surveys.  Please stay on the trails to avoid disturbances (wading, dip netting, collecting, rock throwing etc.) that could damage wildlife and vegetation. 

  • Remember that collecting of any kind, including plants and animals, is prohibited in the park.

We appreciate your understanding and support during this challenging time.

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