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22693 205th Ave. Manchester, IA 52057 563-927-3276 563-927-5736 (fax)
The trout hatchery, located 4 miles SE of Manchester, Iowa has a long and storied history. The first fish were produced here in the 1890’s and until 1976 was operated by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service at which time it was given to the state of via a land trade. Since 1976 it has functioned as Iowa’s trout brood stock station where trout are spawned, incubated and hatched annually to produce over 600,000 fish for stocking in Iowa waters. The hatchery is staffed with four permanent personnel: Dave Marolf (Biologist & Manager) and three technicians: Ken Linderwell, Tom Rohde and Randy Mack. The facility also functions as the Iowa DNR NE Regional Office for Fisheries, Wildlife and Law Enforcement.
Station activities include:
From left to right: Hatchery Biologist - Dan Rosauer Hatchery Technician - Tom Rohde, Hatchery Technician - Aaron Schwarzhoff