The Ultimate Family Outdoor Experience Has Something for Everyone
Is there a better way to spend a beautiful spring day in Fort Worth than by enjoying the Trinity River?
Yes! You can enjoy the Trinity on a beautiful spring day fishing the Fort at Flyfest!
On Saturday, March 12, the Trinity River between Bryant Irvin and the Chisolm Trail Parkway will come alive with anglers of all ages as they cast for native species like catfish, crappie, bluegill, and sunfish, as well as some of the 1800 rainbow trout that the TRWD stocks. This unique urban fishing event great (and free!) start to Spring Break!
There’s something for fishers of every level of experience and skill. Expert anglers will give presentations on fly fishing topics ranging from fishing the Trinity to saltwater fly fishing to fishing destinations around Texas. For the do-it-yourself angler, there will be fly tying demonstrations in the Coffee & Caddis Fly Tying Area. For the curious, there are casting classes and demonstrations throughout the day. There are also casting contests for distance and accuracy where you can show off your skills. And open fishing along the river is encouraged throughout the day. (A fishing license is required for anglers over 17 years old.)
Anglers of all skills are invited to sign up for the Orvis Big Trout Contest. This fun and exciting contest is open to all (but pre-registration is required!), with prizes given for most fish caught, longest fish caught, and catching and official “Golden Palomino Trout.” Grab a partner and some flies (only hand-tied flies are permitted) and register now. Or simply grab a spot on the bank of the Trinity on March 12, hang out and enjoy watching the fun and energetic competition!
Not a fisher? No problem! Flyfest is the ultimate family outdoor event with something for everyone.
Kids will enjoy the rock wall, the kids’ fishing area, face painting, and other free activities. There will be live music all day, provided by local favorite, Chattahoochee Music. Chef Stefon Rishel of Wishbone & Flynt, The Amber Room, Parker County Ice House, and the soon-to-open Tremogli will be giving cooking demonstrations. Learn how to make smoked trout dip and ruby trout ceviche – yum!
No outdoor fest is complete without food and drink! Martin House Brewing Company, Panther Island Brewing, HopFusion Ale Works, and other breweries will be on site for tasting and purchasing. If your taste doesn’t run to beer, try some wine from Lost Oak Winery, Cowtown Winery, Rancho Loma Vineyards and more. Acadia Parish Crawfish, Gepetto’s Pizza Truck, and Red’s Bar B Que will be onsite to provide fuel for more fishing or simply a delicious break from the fun.
Of course, the best part of Flyfest is spending time with family and friends outdoors. Walk or bike to Flyfest along Trinity Trails. Bring your dog and a picnic blanket and soak up the sun. Get outside, have fun, and “Fish-the-Fort!”
When: Saturday, March 12, 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Trinity Trails River Park Trailhead, 3100 Bryant Irvin Road
How Much? Admission is free. Parking at the River Park Trailhead is $5. Registration for the Orvis Big Trout Contest is $40 with pre-registration required. For rules and registration for the Big Trout Contest, go to trwdflyfest.com/activities/orvis-big-trout-contest
Fishing License? A fishing license is required for fishers over 17.
For More Information: Go to trwdflyfest.com