If you decide to participate in catch-and-release fishing at Lake Tobias, you’ll have access to the main lake, which is full of bass, trout, and bluegills. The lake is only to fisherman during park hours, and there’s a fishing fee of $3.00 per person for those aged 13 years or older, in addition to general park admission. Children aged 12 years and younger can fish for free as long as they’re in the company of a paid fisherman at least 16 years of age.
Please note that all fishermen must bring their own rod and bait, and all fishing is catch and release only. A fishing license is not required.
Catch-and-release fishing helps preserve the wildlife here at Lake Tobias. Also, it gives other fishermen and visitors a chance to enjoy the lake and its inhabitants for years to come. Please remember that all fishing at Lake Tobias is catch and release — no exceptions!
Here are a few tips to help make your visit as fun and relaxing as possible:
For more than 50 years, Lake Tobias Wildlife Park has introduced visitors to animals they might not otherwise ever have the opportunity to see up close. In return, those visitors help support the fascinating family of exotic creatures that call Lake Tobias home. Our park features animals from six continents plus a wealth of educational attractions, including our museum, which centers on the history of the park, ZooVenture Summer Camp, and a calendar packed with special events. It’s the perfect place to hang out with friends, delight your kids, or indulge your own love for our furry, feathered, and scaly residents.
If you’d like to try your hand at catch-and-release fishing at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, check out our hours for updated opening and closing information. You can also make reservations online if you’re interested in hosting a larger group in one of our pavilions. For general information, check out our FAQ or call us directly at 717-362-9126.