The Round Valley Trout Association


About the RVTA

RVTA History

The Round Valley Trout Association is a non-profit organization incorporated in the State of New Jersey. RVTA was founded in September of 1980 for the sole purpose of supplementing the trout stocking program of the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife. Additionally, RVTA continues to be an important voice in the overall Management of the reservoir.

Over the years, RVTA has stocked over 140,000 trout in public waters of Round Valley Reservoir for the benefit and sport of ALL ANGLERS. All of our fund raising activities are conducted for the purpose of supporting our trout stocking programs. These activities include; RVTA membership dues, fishing contest entry fees, raffles, sport show presence, and our “Trophy Trout" Program. RVTA partners with the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife in its ongoing effort to provide a top quality Fish Management Plan for the reservoir.

RVTA supplements the fishery with its own annual trout stocking, as well as its Trophy Trout and Bait Fish Programs. With increased pressure on the fishery, the role that RVTA plays in supporting the fishery has become even more important. You can become a part if it by joining.

Working With NJDF&W

In 1983, the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife implemented Trophy Trout Angling Regulations for
Round Valley. This was the first step in a plan to increase the “Holdover" trout population. Additionally, on January 1, 1990, a 15 inch, two trout per day limit was placed on Brown and Rainbow trout. Since Round Valley trout do not spawn, a robust stocking plan must also be maintained. Recent stockings by NJDF&W have averaged 6,000 hatchery raised trout annually, and have included approximately 130 brood stock (trout of 19-25 inches.). Along with the state's programs, RVTA stocks a few hundred Rainbow, Brown and Golden Trout up to 25 inches each Spring. This combined effort has resulted in successfully maintaining the "Holdover" trout population. Anyone can help improve the Round Valley fishery by joining RVTA. See our bulletin board at the main boat ramp of the reservoir for current club news, activities and photos. Meetings are open to anyone who fishes the "Valley" and has an interest in joining. Stop in at our next meeting to find out more.