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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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Rancho Tonto A great place

For every one who didn't like Rancho Tonto just what do you expect? Expensive fish? Yes, but you... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2013
DPott_51
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Phoenix, AZ
Expensive

Expensive fish...literally takes a few minutes to catch fish in a fake pond. Go fishing in the... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2013
lgorman2323
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Phoenix, Arizona
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible14%
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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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+1 928-478-0002
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

For every one who didn't like Rancho Tonto just what do you expect? Expensive fish? Yes, but you are not paying for a fish you are paying for the experience It is there for you to catch fish it is made easy for the kids...More

5  Thank DPott_51
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Reviewed 18 May 2013

Expensive fish...literally takes a few minutes to catch fish in a fake pond. Go fishing in the creek nearby for a real experience!

11  Thank lgorman2323
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Reviewed 28 December 2012

This is a really neat place, but it's very expensive. The fish are really easy to catch, but be careful because they charge by the inch. Two or three fish can set you back $30+.

8  Thank Indescriminate1
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Reviewed 3 September 2012

This is not a catch and release place. They charge you by the fish. My boys caught a fish in 30 seconds. Which is Great...until you realize that its $8-10 per fish! Regardless, the boys caught a fish and their faces were priceless. $\

3  Thank Kimberly85044
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

My family of 5 and I came across this "business" on our way back from the hatchery. We rented the poles and immediately caught a few fish. One fish fell back in and a middle-aged blonde (who had been watching us from the patio on...More

15  Thank Anna G
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Reviewed 21 June 2012 via mobile

The catch a trout is over priced and isn't like fishing at all. The fish are in a big elevated pond and all you have to do is stick your bamboo stick with a string attached to it in to the water and you catch...More

10  Thank keishak1313
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Reviewed 16 March 2012

This is a great place for kids to catch fish. It is a little like shooting fish in a barrel, be careful, you can add up a hefty price in a very short time. But I guarantee you will catch as many fish as you...More

2  Thank Whatever31305
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Reviewed 17 October 2011

Skip it. It's not worth it and mainl just a gimmick. Continue up the road to re fig hatchery for real fun.

11  Thank ilovetrips77
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Reviewed 15 October 2009

While visiting the Payson area last summer, we stopped by this tourist trap near the fish hatchery. The staff were unenthusiastic, less than courteous and frankly acted as if they were doing us a favor by assisting us. We won't be patrons of such a...More

13  Thank Amego
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BuzzShidler
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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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