What are your health and safety protocols to reduce the spread of COVID-19?
The health, safety and wellness of our event team and event attendees remain our top priority. In light of the changes in the Governor’s recent Executive Order effective 3/10/2021, face masks are required for entrance in the indoor presentation and fly-tying areas. Masks are not required but strongly encouraged in the outdoor activity areas. Event staff, volunteers, and vendors will wear masks except when eating or drinking or if they are safely distanced (6ft) from others.
Larger spaces will be provided for the presentations and fly tying demonstrations with limited capacity for proper social distancing. Enhanced cleaning in high traffic areas and additional hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout the event grounds. Other measures will be put into place in all aspects of the event to provide for social distancing in a large outdoor setting in and along the river.
Where is parking?
Parking is located near River Park Trailhead, 3100 Bryant Irvin Road, Fort Worth, TX 76109. Click here for directions.
How much is parking
Parking is $5, but you can walk or ride your bike to the event using the TRWD Trinity Trails. Bike parking will be available. Remember to bring your bike lock, we are not responsible for lost or stolen bikes.
How much is Admission?
Admission is Free.
Where are the fly tying demonstrations and presentations being held?
Expert Presentations will take place inside Acme Brick Building. Fly Tying demonstrations will be held in tented areas outdoors.
When is the ORVIS Big Trout Contest?
The Orvis Big Trout Contest will take place from 11am-4:30pm with four heats. Online advanced registration is required. There will be no on-site signups. Spectators welcome
Do you need a fishing license to open fish or in the ORVIS Big Trout Contest?
Yes, a fishing license is required for those over 17 years old. For those that do not have a fishing license, we will have a station available onsite for you to purchase a fishing license.
Is the fishing going to be “Catch and Release”?
Yes, the festival area between Bryant Irvin and Chisolm Parkway will remain catch-and-release, fly-fishing only on Saturday, March 13. On Sunday, March, 14 you can only fish with bait in the designated bait fishing area. All other areas are fly-fishing only. You can keep your catch from this area on Sunday, March 14.
Is bait fishing allowed?
Yes, but only in the open fishing area.
Is the event kid friendly? Dog friendly?
Yes, we will have multiple kids activities that include face painting, rock climbing wall and a kid’s fish tank. Yes, the event is also dog friendly.
Is the event Rain or Shine?
If there is rain on the day of the event, activities will be re-located on paved lots as necessary. Presentations are scheduled inside Acme Brick Headquarters building. In the event of lighting, TRWD event staff will clear the water as required per our National Weather Service weather plan.