Farmed fish - why we are different

At Plymouth Springs Fish Company, we practice sustainable fish farming in a natural pond setting utilizing the ice cold Wisconsin spring waters that flow from the earth into our ponds. Our farmers live on the farm and tend to the fish multiple times per day. We do not over crowd our fish and feed them an all natural premium product. With constant care, our fish enjoy these cold clean waters and are never exposed to herbicides, pesticides or harmful chemicals found in many of our lakes, rivers and oceans. 

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OUR TEAM

Plymouth Springs Fish Co is managed by a highly talented and experience group.  Our lead farm manager is Benjamin Sasse, a University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point graduate. Ben spent several years working for the State of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources managing rainbow trout hatcheries. Ben and his wife Kayla live and work on the farm and are responsible for overall fish health, hatching, grading, harvesting and processing of our fish. Our sales manager Darrick Magee is responsible for all of our wonderful customers. Darrick also works on many of our farm improvement projects throughout the year.

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Farmhouse

The farmhouse was built in the early 1900s, It serves at the home base for farm managers and is often available for rent in the summer during Road America events. Just behind the farm house is a fully stocked fishing pond that is not used in the commercial fish operation. 

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ESTABLISHED IN 1955, THE PLYMOUTH SPRINGS TROUT FARM WAS ORIGINALLY KNOWN AS THE WALTER MEYER FARM UNTIL THE MID 1900s. MEYER SOLD TO THE SUCCESSFUL MINK FARMER ORLANDO THIEL. THIEL AND THE WELL-KNOWN CONSERVATIONIST BEN WINTON UTILIZED THE PLENTIFUL SPRING WATER ON THE PROPERTY TO BUILD THE CRYSTAL BLUE SPRINGS TROUT FARM IN THE EARLY 1950s. THESE TWO MADE RESPONSIBLE USE OF A NATURAL RESOURCE THAT HAS BEEN FLOWING SINCE THE TIME OF THE WISCONSIN GLACIERS (GLACIATION) OVER 10,000 YEARS AGO.

Many improvements to the farm were led by Orlando’s son Dennis “Butch” Theil, Orlando eventually sold the farm to his daughter and son-in-law Linda and Gordon Krepsky. Linda and Gordy ran a successful operation for about 15 years until selling to a young couple from Ohio with family ties to area. Grant & Molly Johnson partnered with a fish biology graduate from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point named Ben Sasse to form the Plymouth Springs Fish Company in the summer of 2016.