FAQs

FAQs

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.

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.

Where are the presentations and Coffee & Caddis Fly Tying area?

Expert Presentations will take place inside Acme Brick Building. Fly Tying demonstrations will be held in tented areas outdoors.

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 12. On Sunday, March 13 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 13. You can keep your catch in the bait fishing section on Saturday and Sunday.

Is bait fishing allowed?

Yes, but only in the open fishing area.

Do you have loaner fishing rods?

There will be a limited number of loaner rods onsite that can be used only for the casting classes and distance & accuracy casting contests. You are encouraged to bring your own rod to the fest or check out the vendor gear for sale onsite.

Is the event kid friendly? Dog friendly?

Yes, we will have multiple kid's activities that include face painting, a 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 relocated on paved lots as necessary. Presentations are scheduled inside Acme Brick Headquarters building. In the event of lightning, TRWD event staff will clear the water as required per our National Weather Service weather plan.