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Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

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Address: FM2495, just off State Highway 31, Athens, TX
Phone Number: 903-676-2277
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Activities: Fishing

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I went with my son's 4th grade class on a field trip and it was great! Catch and release fishing is free with admission, which is $5.50 for adults and $3.50 for kids 12 and under... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Bethany J
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Tyler, Texas
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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I went with my son's 4th grade class on a field trip and it was great! Catch and release fishing is free with admission, which is $5.50 for adults and $3.50 for kids 12 and under. They provide everything you need (rods, bait, etc.). I think it was $10 if you want to take your catch home, up to 5... More 

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Pulaski, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is a great place for anyone who enjoys fishing. They have alligators, alligator gars, huge catfish, and bass just to name a few. There is a kid's fishing pond. Short walking trail. Great dive show. Kids will love this place.

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Bullard, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This was a great place for our grandchildren when visiting us. They like to fish, so it was a big hit. The whole place, grounds included, is kept very clean. Lots of ponds for fishing. They provide the poles and the bait (please return any leftover bait). DON'T FORGET TO WEAR YOUR WRITS BANDS [they are the ticket you receive... More 

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Littleton, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

To best enjoy everything they have you should plan your trip around the two scheduled feeding times. We walked the tanks and exhibits, watched the feeding, took the tram and then walked back on the path. It would be nicer a little later in the Spring I'm sure. We did not stay to fish since the kids were ready to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I had no idea from their website all they had to offer. Wish we would have planned for more time. You can fish and they provide everything for a small 10 buck fee you can even keep catfish and or trout so pack a cooler and ice. The kids loved it. Wish we would have had time for the tram... More 

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Granbury, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Hatchery is a great place to visit. There are lots of interesting displays and you can fish the stocked ponds while you're there.

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Tomball, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We had a great visit. Both of the boys caught rainbow trout and had a bunch of fun. There were a lot of folks and the volunteers were helpful and very patient. great time and wonderful facility.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Be sure to arrive early (before 11:00 a.m.) in order to see the underwater dive show. And, the last tram tour is at 11:30 a.m. We drove to Athens specifically to visit the center, and it was worth the drive. What a great place. It is in a beautiful setting, is clean, has great exhibits, a tour, a 1 1/2... More 

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Ft Worth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We loved the dive show (hand fed fish in tank) & my children loved catching their first fish there! Thanks for the fun times!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

we stopped at the fresh water fisheries on the way home from caldwell zoo. we ended up enjoying it more than the zoo. it is a nice well run place with a lot of fish to feed. My sister loved feeding the different fish.

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