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Address: HC2 Box 98, Forest Road 289, Payson, AZ
Phone Number: 928-478-0002
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Great Place to Catch Your First Fish

Grandsons loved this place. Caught their first fish in 15 seconds. After you visit here go up the road to the fish hatchery.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Mike F
Payson, Arizona
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Payson, Arizona
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61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Grandsons loved this place. Caught their first fish in 15 seconds. After you visit here go up the road to the fish hatchery.

Thank Mike F
Mesa, Arizona
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

What a delightful find ! Rancho Tonto is located on beautiful grounds on your way to the fish hatchery. It has a stocked trout pond where you can fish for a fee without a licenses.No license is needed !! Also they provide the fishing poles and bait (very simple but good enough for this kind of fishing). Fishing itself is... More 

Thank Cheermom678
Gilbert, Arizona
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

As i read these reviews, I cant help but notice the complete difference between the 5 star on 1 star reviews. all the 5 star reviews all kind of sound the same of how great the owners are and how helpful and polite they are. But as I read the negative reviews, those are the ones that I agree with... More 

1 Thank WillJ123
Surprise, Arizona
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

After looking at over 23 wedding venues all over Arizona we stopped at a hotel to stay the night in Payson. The receptionist at the hotel we were staying at said that she had attended a wedding at Rancho Catch Trout once we went and looked at the venue we realized this was going to be a very beautiful place... More 

2 Thank Reeperwolf
Tempe, Arizona
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290 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

My son wanted to see the 'catch a trout' so we stopped. $30 for three fish later.....was a ripoff. Don't get out of the car, because you can't just sit and enjoy....you have to 'fish or get out'. We were watched like criminals in lockdown by whom I can only assume are the owners. What are we going to do?... More 

2 Thank Hannahbears_mom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

My wife and I have been coming to the "trout farm" for more than 4 years. It is one of the highlights of our visits ti the Payson area! My wife always manages to catch 4-6 nice sized size Rainbow trout, which we take back to our lodging and cook on the grill. Fresh trout on the grill is hard... More 

2 Thank A410CJcharlesh
Payson, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We were planning our daughters wedding and got Brenda's name from a friend in Payson. She made everything for the wedding easy. Both Randy and Brenda, went out of their way to insure that every last detail was taken care of. They even provided us with names and numbers of outside vendors to help make our daughters wedding perfect in... More 

3 Thank ErnieSueonthego
Mesa, Arizona
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I will say that this is the first time that I have ever left a review on anything but felt it was necessary due to the very poor customer service that the owners provide to their paying customers. If you ever want to plan an event here such as a wedding, Ihighly recommend going else where. They will be super... More 

3 Thank HZM11
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The afternoon of July 18, 2015 I had arrived to attend a friends wedding. We had arrived 3 hours early, and going to meet my best friend at his cabin he had rented. Upon going thru the gate we had observed a small parking lot to the right and a small dirt road to our left.Our GPS had told us... More 

8 Thank Kc C
Level Contributor
31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Beat buying 2 licenses and bringing our tackle with no guarantee of catching a trout. This place charges $1 an inch for any fish you catch and if you don't catch you don't pay. We caught 4 which ranged from 8"-14". You are provided with tackle and bait. Very beautiful small lake with comfy chairs and shade. Nice way to... More 

4 Thank fan63

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