TRWD Flyfest

Tarrant Regional Water District

Date/Time

March 12, 2022
09:00 AM until 05:00 PM

Location

River Park Trailhead View map
3100 Bryant Irvin Rd,
Fort Worth, TX, 76109

Additional Information

Description

Tarrant Regional Water District’s (TRWD) trout stocking season culminates with TRWD Flyfest, a celebration of urban fishing set for Saturday, March 12, in and along the Clear Fork of the Trinity River in Fort Worth.

The festival will be a family-friendly day of fishing, expert presentations, contests, casting classes, food trucks, wine & craft beer, live music, kids activities and more. Whether you are an experienced angler or have never touched a fly rod, this fun day will have something to hook everyone in the whole family.

To create an optimal experience for anglers, TRWD will stock the river with 1,800 lbs. of rainbow trout prior to the event just north of Bryant Irvin Road. Nationally-known fly fishing experts will be on hand throughout the day to help patrons learn about many facets of fly fishing.

Two of the event’s biggest attractions are the Orvis Big Trout Contest and the Coffee & Caddis Fly Tying Area. Anglers will compete in the contest to catch the biggest trout or the most fish in the time allotted. Patrons can also learn new tricks and methods from professional fly tiers. Open fishing for fly and bait fishing will also be available in designated areas. 

The event will also feature live music from local band Chattahoochee Music and many children’s activities, including a mini stocked tank for fishing and a rock climbing wall. Local chef Stefon Rishel, from the Trident Restaurant Group, will also be on hand to provide cooking demonstrations.  Food trucks, wine and craft beer and many outdoor vendors will make it a fun day for everyone.

In addition to TRWD, Flyfest is made possible thanks to the support of Champion Sponsors Orvis and Coffee & Caddis. Other in-kind sponsors include 95.9 The Ranch, 92.1 Hank FM, 360West, Trident Restaurant Group, Fort Worth Fly Fishers, Texas Council of Fly Fishers International, Acme Brick and Streams & Valleys.

Find more family fun events every day of the week at dfwchild.com/calendar.