baby brook trout

Brook trout young of the year captured from the old pond area on Childs River.

An electroshock fish census on May 18 by Massachusetts state fish biologist Steve Hurley revealed that Upper Childs River, the site of a restoration project led by the Falmouth Rod & Gun Club, saw a major spike in the population of wild brook trout.

Mr. Hurley counted 67 brook trout this summer, after counting 29 in 2021. “Basically, we found brook trout in areas where we didn’t have them before at that time of year,” Mr. Hurley said.

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