Since 1956, Fender’s Fish Hatchery has been the authority in stocking ponds and lakes for Ohio, the surrounding states and beyond. Started by Dennis and Janet Fender and continued to this day with the help of their children, the family farm owns and operates over 200 acres of ponds in 3 counties, stocking and growing some of the healthiest and best fish found in the Midwest.
We are not just a hatchery – Second generation business operator Steve Fender has written “the definitive book” on pond management.
“Steve’s real-world, down to earth expertise makes it so much easier to understand everything. My ponds are healthier and more productive then ever. This book has saved me thousands in lost fish over the years. Thanks.” – Dr. Schwartz
“The secret to our healthy fish success? Three generations of pride and family work at the hatchery insure your fish are not grown in tanks all their lives. They thrive in ponds on our family farm.” – Steve
We would like to take the time to give a very merry holiday wish to all of our past and future customers. You all make being in the fish business worth it. Spend time with your family and friends and be safe over the Christmas and New Years holidays.
For all of the customers that purchased fountains from us, now is the time to pull them out, clean them up and put them in a bucket of water somewhere so they won’t freeze. For customers that need the fountain to prevent winter kill, clean them up and reinstall them with their wintertime nozzle.
If you don’t have a wintertime nozzle, call us to get one purchased before the water starts to freeze up. Winter is approaching, and the first freeze is right around the corner, so be proactive and get this done ASAP! If you have any trouble or need any tips, you can give us a call at the hatchery and we will help you along.
Once ponds freeze over our doors are shut, so make sure to give us a call ASAP if you have any last minute needs.
Call the Hatchery any time at 740-622-0681 to let us know you’re coming down.
Fenders Fish Hatchery has spent the last half century (plus a few years) serving pond owners with the highest quality fish, pond products and advice. We can help you with the best fish, aerators and cleaners for your pond or lake assuring great growth, fish health and management.
All of our live products cannot be shipped or sold online. You may purchase these at the hatchery and take them home or have them delivered to anywhere in Ohio – ask about our delivery rates and don’t forget to check out our calendar for when we visit county Soil and Water Conservation districts for fish sales as well, to cut down on your travels. You may purchase all of our other products such as windmills, pond conditioners and muck reducers, and more on our website with shipping to anywhere in the continental United States.
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