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Rancho Tonto Catch-A-Trout

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2097 Forest Service Rd, Payson, AZ 85541, Forest Road 289, Payson, AZ
+1 928-478-0002
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Worst costumer service ever!!!!!

I normally don’t do reviews but I felt the need to share after leaving quite upset. The place was... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
margaritarios2221
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Gilbert, Arizona
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Unique Place to fish or just feed the Trout

Love taking my grandkids here to feed the trout. The grounds are beautiful and the proprietor is... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Aprfool2u
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Payson, Arizona
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“fish hatchery” (5 reviews)
“catch fish” (4 reviews)
“fresh trout” (3 reviews)
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2097 Forest Service Rd, Payson, AZ 85541, Forest Road 289, Payson, AZ
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

I normally don’t do reviews but I felt the need to share after leaving quite upset. The place was very beautiful,green and clean we were a group of 20 ppl. After catching our fish we proceeded to getting them cleaned and to pay. When we...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Love taking my grandkids here to feed the trout. The grounds are beautiful and the proprietor is so friendly and helpful.

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Brenda S, Owner at Rancho Tonto Catch-A-Trout, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We certainly look forward to your next visit to Rancho Tonto. Brenda and Randy

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Our family took a trip to Willow Springs Lake to let our daughter and her boyfriend, both college students, try to catch their first trout. It was a beautiful day but way too many people. The fishing at the lake didn't work out at all....so...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

If you own your own gear, have a fishing license, fish in lakes and streams regularly, are looking for a challenge...this really isn't for you. Rather it is a pleasant smallish pond stocked with some of the hungriest trout that I have ever seen. I...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

A beautiful place in the White Mountains just east of Payson. Very laid back beautiful grounds. Fresh trout direct from Idaho. Nice size to give your young child/grandchild a thrill. Catch and take home to eat. $1 an inch. Poles and bait etc provided. On...More

1  Thank phxaz54
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

I love this place! It's green and restful and beautiful and restful. The owners are friendly and fun to be around, and the fishing is great. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Their website indicates one night only reservations available Sun-Thur. I tried making a reservation for this Tue night and they told me the minimum was two nights. This is the second time I have had a negative experience with Rancho Tonto and I haven't even...More

1  Thank RoadWarriorWalt
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Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

This was by far one of the best family activities we have done in a long time. Randy the owner was fantastic. He fully explains what to expect and then provides assistance on landing all the fish we caught, (6) in less then 5 minutes....More

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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We spent most of Memorial Day weekend trying to catch fish with our two kids, without so much as a nibble. We wanted to leave on a good note and ensure they would want to fish again at some point and Rancho Tonto did not...More

Thank Jessica C
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

With the limited stocking of Arizona waters this year this is an excellent opportunity for young children to have success fishing. Smiles are immeasurable but at $1.00 an inch adds up quickly. Not for a serious fisherman but great way to interest kids in the...More

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Response from Brenda S | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
the price is $1 per inch on all fish caught so if you catch a 12 inch fish it will cost $12. This fee includes the pole rental, bait, cleaning and packaging with ice and no fishing license is needed.
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