Fish Pickup

Stock your pond or lake with ease using Danbury Fish Farms' convenient Monthly "Slab Sale" Fish Pickup service. Perfect for smaller orders, our pickup option allows you to select high-quality fish and schedule a time to collect them at our facility. Simply call to place your order and choose your preferred pickup date. Experience a hassle-free way to get the fish you need for a thriving aquatic ecosystem!

Filling Live Pak Boxes at Slab Sale
Lake shore at sunset

Service: Fish Pickup

Monthly Pickup Days: Convenient, Easy and Educational

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At Danbury Fish Farms, we make fish stocking and pond management enjoyable experiences. Our Monthly Pick Up days, or "slab sale" days, offer a convenient way to get quality fish from our Danbury facility.

We provide expert recommendations to help create thriving pond ecosystems, through phone, website, and on-site visits. When you order, expect personalized advice to make the best choices for your pond.

To pick up orders, submit full payment in advance to secure a firm order. We’ll then schedule your pick-up time and notify you. Arrive early to browse our facility and understand our slab sale process through photos and information.

We are committed to providing quality fish and services, easing pond stocking and management. Our Monthly Pick Up days help stock your pond with quality fish conveniently. Let us help you create a thriving pond ecosystem.

Frequently asked questions

Here are some of the common questions we get asked about our Fish Pickup (or Slab Sale) service and answers to those questions.

Please review our Slab Sale Terms and Conditions

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  • What steps do you take to ensure the quality of your fish and prevent delayed mortality?

    Preventing delayed mortality and ensuring top-notch fish quality is our utmost priority. We carefully seine fish from our freshwater lakes and transport them to holding tanks, where they are closely monitored, graded, and treated. For pick-up customers, our specialized Live-Pak system minimizes stress during transport from our facility to your pond. For delivery customers, we transfer fish to oxygenated tanks on our trucks just prior to shipment. With 50+ years perfecting processes, we take every precaution to safeguard fish health at all stages – seine, transfer, holding and transport.  Our rigorously refined methods allow us to deliver vigorous, healthy fish ready to thrive.

  • Can I buy additional fish at the Slab Sale?

    In many cases, we have extra fish of all species and sizes available on our Slab Sale days. They are available on a first come, first served basis. Kay Roy, our office manager, can assist you with your additional fish purchase.

    Office Manager Kay Roy with a customer at a Slab Sale
    Kay Roy is our Office Manager and can assist with additional fish purchase at Slab Sale events.

  • How are the fish packed for shipment?

    We package our fish in Live-Pak boxes, which are heavy duty cardboard boxes lined with a heavy duty plastic liner.  We pump the bag full of pure oxygen so your fish have great survivability in transport.

    Here is a photograph of a Live-Pak box with liner inserted.  Please note the dimensions of the box to insure it will fit in your vehicle.

    Live-Pak Box With Plastic Liner
    Live-Pak Box dimensions are 15″ L X 15″ W X 18″ H

  • When is the next pickup date and how do I schedule?

    Visit our News & Events Page, or give us a call at (979)922-8414 to find out our next scheduled pickup date.  When you call, you can place your order and schedule your pickup date and time.

    Also, please be sure to review our Slab Sale Terms and Conditions

  • What kind of fish should I buy?

    This is a question that requires some forethought and some knowledge about what kind of pond you want to create.

    We recommend giving us a call at (979) 922-8414 and talking with one of our specialists to help you make the correct decision for your pond.

  • What products are for sale at your slab sales?

    The following products can be ordered and picked up during our slab sale events:

    • Texas Hunter Products Directional Fish Feeders
    • Rangen High Protein Fish Food (floating and sinking varieties)
    • Subsurface Aeration Systems (Vertex and HiBLOW)
    • Pond Dye
    • Miscellaneous pond supplies

    If you are interested in purchasing product, please let us know at the time of your order so we can insure stock is available.

  • What species of fish and sizes do you offer at slab sales?

    We offer the following species at our slab sales: