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Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

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Fm2495, Just off State Highway 31, Athens, TX
+1 903-676-2277
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Never ever disappoints!

I think this is where my now 17-year-old son learned to fish when he was a wee thing. He has held a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Simeyswife
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Richardson, Texas
Very interesting

Took the grandkids and they had a blast. They got to catch fish and one even got a first fish... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
hungry23
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Canton, Texas
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“fishing pond” (18 reviews)
“catfish” (23 reviews)
“tram ride” (10 reviews)
LOCATION
Fm2495, Just off State Highway 31, Athens, TX
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+1 903-676-2277
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"fishing pond"
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"catfish"
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"tram ride"
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"catch and release"
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"gift shop"
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"fly fishing"
in 5 reviews
"on display"
in 5 reviews
"nature trail"
in 5 reviews
"all ages"
in 4 reviews
"whole family"
in 5 reviews
"bass"
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"outdoor tanks"
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"different species"
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"great visit"
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"stocked pond"
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"diver feeding"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think this is where my now 17-year-old son learned to fish when he was a wee thing. He has held a birthday party here, we've planned family trips and school field trips here and it has never ever disappointed us! We catch something every....More

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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Took the grandkids and they had a blast. They got to catch fish and one even got a first fish certificate! Bonus they learned a lot of things and had fun doing it.

1  Thank hungry23
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

Took a leisurely drive to Athens yesterday. We did not look to see what time the Fishery opened and when we got there they were opening the gates. Hours on Sunday are limited 1-4pm. We stayed the entire time and they did not kick us...More

Thank meredithm272
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

This is a hidden gem in East Texas that really should be seen by anyone interested in the outdoors at any level. This is much more than a “fish hatchery”, it includes tours, aquariums, fishing ponds, museums, sport fishing exhibits, nature trails and relaxing walkways....More

1  Thank John R
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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Most fish we caught were small, but we caught a lot of fish (catch and release). It was a fun Afternoon with family and friends.

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Free fishing! You are provided everything you need to fish, including several stocked ponds. Barbs have been taken off hooks so it's safer, and no live bait to be squeamish over. The fish exhibits are well done, too, with plenty of variety of fish. You...More

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Reviewed November 12, 2017

We are not fishing enthusiasts but still enjoyed the fishery and museum. Have aquariums, museum and fishing pond. If you want to fish they provide rod & reel.

Thank Ranaj888
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Reviewed September 5, 2017

went there with grandkids from out of state, gonna look at exhibits an let then catch a few fish, I have been here before ,but they change bait they furnish u to fish with to marsmellows , jnstead of catchfish stink bait , fish no...More

Thank mike F
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

The Fisheries is a combination of fishing history, live displays including huge catfish, live alligators, and interesting varieties of Texas fish, and an actual fishing experience for those who want it. Tours and programs are available. This was much more fun and interesting than I...More

Thank Martha M
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Reviewed August 6, 2017

This is a hidden gem for East Texas. Very well laid out for visitors, landscaping enhances the beauty. The large outdoor fish tanks are unavailable for underwater viewing because of the clouding green algae. Several signs are posted at each tank that the filtration system...More

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Response from Dianne R | Reviewed this property |
Call before you go because one time when we tried to go they were closed for a week.
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