Triploid Grass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) 12"+ - New York Only With NYSDEC Permit
SOLD OUT FOR 2023 Available again May of 2024
NEED A PERMIT? Click HERE. Had a Permit, but need to renew it? - Scroll down to Regions List
Grass Carp are also available for pickup at our retail location.
Smith Creek Fish Farm is centrally located in Western New York about an hour's drive from Buffalo and Rochester. The hatchery and retail pond supply outlet have seasonal hours for fish pickup and walk-in customers.
Our expert fish packers will oxygen bag your fish for easy, safe, and stress-free transport. We do suggest bringing coolers or totes to hold your bagged fish. Truck delivery of trout, game fish, and forage is available in the WNY area when orders meet our delivery minimums.
We also safely ship, by FedEx Next Day Air, many of our fish species including triploid grass carp and crayfish. Unfortunately, we ONLY ship fish to New York addresses. All of our fish are 2023 NY DEC certified disease-free and have been for more than 13 years in a row.
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Certified Live Triploid Grass Carp shipped UPS the next day to your door (Monday-Thursday). New York DEC Grass Permit for 2023 is required and we can only ship to NY addresses. Pickup from our Bliss, NY facility is also an option.
Larger orders can be delivered by truck. Triploid Grass Carp are shipped safely in a double-wall corrugated box with insulation and ice packs when temperatures are above 80 degrees.
PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE**
**advertised or quoted price from NY.
The grass carp or white amur, a vegetarian, is a natural alternative or addition to chemicals for aquatic weed control. In many situations, stocking Triploid Grass Carp is more cost-effective than chemical applications.
The Grass Eating Carp is a native of China and has been used for more than 700 years to control excessive aquatic weed growth. Grass carp should not be confused with common carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). The white amur has a silvery green body and no barbels, whereas the common carp is golden yellow and has barbels and is the same species as koi.
Link to Permit Application: CLICK HERE
NYSDEC Fisheries Offices By Region:
Region 1: 50 Circle Rd Stony Brook, NY 11790
Region 2: 47- 40 21st Street Long Island, NY 11101
Region 3: 21 South Putt Corners Rd. New Paltz, NY 12561-1696
Region 4: 65561 State Hwy 10, Suite 1 Stamford, NY 12167-9503
Region 5: (multiple offices) Route 86, PO Box 296 Ray Brook, NY 12977-0296 (518)897-1200 -OR- 232 Golf Course Road, PO Box 220 Warrensburg, NY 12885
Region 6: State Office Building 317 Washington Street Watertown, NY 13601-3787
Region 7: 1285 Fisher Avenue Cortland, NY 13045-1090
Region 8: Attn: Bait License 6274 East Avon-Lima Rd. Avon, NY 14414-9519
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The pond is clearing up nicely. The carps are doing their job!!
Great customer service and product.
Fish were well packed and arrived in excellent shape.
Our overall experience with Smith Creek Lake and Pond was excellent! They were quick to process our order and our fish arrived in nice packaging for easy placement in our pond.
The fish were healthy and are still doing well 2 weeks later!
I would highly recommend choosing Smith Creek for your fish and pond needs!!
Wasn’t sure about ordering these fish online. But it worked out perfectly! They overnighted the carp and they were healthy and active when we received them! Acclimated great into our 1/4 acre pond. 👍👍