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Rancho Tonto Catch-A-Trout

#8 of 20 things to do in Payson Features Animals
HC2 Box 98, Forest Road 289, Payson, AZ
+1 928-478-0002
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Great trout fishing

This was by far one of the best family activities we have done in a long time. Randy the owner was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sierra Vista, Arizona
via mobile
Teach a kid to fish!

We spent most of Memorial Day weekend trying to catch fish with our two kids, without so much as a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jessica C
Weybridge, England, United Kingdom
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HC2 Box 98, Forest Road 289, Payson, AZ
+1 928-478-0002
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was by far one of the best family activities we have done in a long time. Randy the owner was fantastic. He fully explains what to expect and then provides assistance on landing all the fish we caught, (6) in less then 5 minutes....More

Thank Top552
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent most of Memorial Day weekend trying to catch fish with our two kids, without so much as a nibble. We wanted to leave on a good note and ensure they would want to fish again at some point and Rancho Tonto did not...More

Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 10 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank Charles H
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...More

Thank RoadWarriorWalt
Brenda S, Owner at Rancho Tonto Catch-A-Trout, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

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...More

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
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
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
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
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,...More

2  Thank TLBPsyD
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...More

Thank martyissupa
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What is the cost for kids to catch a fish?
11 August 2016|
Response from Brenda S | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
the price is $1 per inch on all fish caught so if you catch a 12 inch fish it will cost $12. This fee includes the pole rental, bait, cleaning and packaging with ice and no fishing license is needed.