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Rancho Tonto Catch-A-Trout

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Address: HC2 Box 98, Forest Road 289, Payson, AZ
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+1 928-478-0002
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Stocked catch-able expensive trout

With the limited stocking of Arizona waters this year this is an excellent opportunity for young children to have success fishing. Smiles are immeasurable but at $1.00 an inch... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charles H
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136 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With the limited stocking of Arizona waters this year this is an excellent opportunity for young children to have success fishing. Smiles are immeasurable but at $1.00 an inch adds up quickly. Not for a serious fisherman but great way to interest kids in the sport. Custodian will gut but heads, tails and bones remain. All Idaho farm raised Rainbow... More 

Thank Charles H
Sun Lakes, Arizona
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158 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Wanted to take grand-kids to a Trout Farm. Have taken our kids to several around the country. Found "Rancho Tonto" on the internet. Didn't like what I saw in various reviews, but loved the idea of having a cabin right outside the pond where the grand-kids could fish. REALLY wanted to see the cabin, even at their high prices. Arrived... More 

Thank RoadWarriorWalt
Brenda S, Owner at Rancho Tonto Catch-A-Trout, responded to this review

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you and your family. Please know that we are a seasonal business. Our Fall hours as stated on our web site are Saturdays and Sundays from 10am - 5pm thru the end October. RANCHO TONTO is now closed for the winter and will reopen in March for fishing. Again, we do... More 

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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The weather was awesome and if you are looking for a relaxing weekend in Payson, make this one of your stops. They even have a cabin to rent for a group.

1 Thank Aretha V
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Went here to do some fishing. Sure to catch some fish and beautiful scenery. Not far from Phoenix. Nice day trip.

Thank Clyde T
Bullhead City, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We took our grandson to catch his first fish here. He caught three in 30 minutes. The grounds are beautiful with picnic tables, chairs and barbecues.

Thank Boodah58
Waianae, Hawaii
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

My granddaughters first fishing trip. I will bring her every year for her birthday, so she will jave fond memory. We packs a picnic then went down the road to a steam.Had great time, will come back.

Thank Sabrina V
Gilbert, Arizona
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266 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 694 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

While we enjoy taking the girls fishing, sometimes you just do not want to pack up the gear and spend half the day untangling their lines. So this time we opted to try Catch-A-Trout. Almost as soon as they dropped the lines in the pond, they caught a fish. The Rainbow Trout are a decent size and provided plenty of... More 

2 Thank TLBPsyD
Gilbert, AZ
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

I met friends at this attraction a few months after the death of my husband. They knew we were dropping my daughter off at Mountain Meadows camp for a week and wanted to get my then 7 year old son and I out in nature for the day. We caught fish and then my dear friends prepped and cooked them... More 

Thank martyissupa
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

My grandchildren absolutely had the most fun fishing and enjoying the beautiful grounds. They all caught fish and we all love the owners (Brenda and Randy). They were extremely helpful and welcoming to us all. The grounds are beautiful. This is a spot everyone would love! One of our favorites!

Thank azmoe
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

It was my 3 year olds first fishing experience. We had so much fun. Easy for her to do with dad's help. Thanks!! We would go again!

Thank Jennifer G

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