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.


UPDATE: As of 04/07/2020, fishing season in Pennsylvania is now OPEN. 


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 2020 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        c. Privileges may be withdrawn for failure to obey rules.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 2020 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.

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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