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TRWD Celebrates Urban Fishing along the Trinity River

By March 28, 2022

Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) presented the Seventh Annual TRWD Flyfest Saturday, March 12 in and along the Clear Fork of the Trinity River near the Acme Brick Headquarters. From beginners to anglers with expert fly fishing skills, TRWD Flyfest delivered a day full of family-friendly fun for everyone. It was a great way to kick off springtime on the river!

To create the best angling experience, TRWD released 1,800 lbs. of rainbow trout in the festival location in addition to the nearly 3,000 native fish that are released annually. The festival provided an area for the Orvis Big Trout Contest as well as designated areas for open fly and bait fishing. The Contest had contestants of all ages and skill levels! It showcased a record-breaking year including most fish caught by a team in a heat (21), biggest fish at 25.75” and 258 overall trout caught within six hours. The public is encouraged to go out and fish the Trinity after the stockings and any time of the year to take advantage of this wonderful recreational asset.

In addition to fishing festivities, the event had plenty of family-friendly activities. The stocked fish tank, rock climbing wall, pizza truck and face painting were kid favorites. Adults enjoyed the local wine & craft beer tastings in addition to the live music, Coffee & Caddis Fly Tying Area, casting classes, cooking demos and shopping vendors.

TRWD Flyfest is made possible thanks to the support of Champion Sponsors Orvis and Coffee & Caddis. In-Kind Sponsors 95.9 The Ranch, 92.1 Hank FM, Acme Brick, Fort Worth Fly Fishers, Texas Council of Fly Fishers International, 360 West, Streams & Valleys and the Trident Restaurant Group. Special thanks to the 100+ volunteers who donated their time and energy in serving the Fort Worth and urban fishing communities. TRWD appreciates the support of the community for recreation on the Trinity River!

Read the full event recap:

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 549.37 550.00 -0.63
Benbrook 692.72 694.00 -1.28
Bridgeport 825.91 836.00 -10.09
Cedar Creek 321.78 322.00 -0.22
Eagle Mountain 646.98 649.10 -2.12
Lake Worth 591.84 594.00 -2.16
Richland-Chambers 315.32 315.00 0.32
*Conservation Level: The permitted level of water an entity is allowed to hold in a lake. Any amount above the conservation level is used for the temporary storage of flood waters and must be released downstream.
**Difference: Amount above or below conservation level.
For more information read our daily reports or the TRWD Lake Level Blog.

Check out the TRWD OneRain portal for a visualization of this information and more.

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