TRWD Flyfest Hosts Celebrity Fish Challenge Tomorrow on the Trinity River

March 11,2021

WHAT: TRWD is inviting ten community “celebrities” angling for a little adventure to fish in the TRWD Flyfest Celebrity Fish Challenge on the day before the festival to have their hand at the trout before the public. The contestants will have the first run at approximately 1,800 lbs. of trout stocked in the Trinity River. The team that pulls out the most trout wins a $500 donation to the charity of their choice. This year’s contestants are fishing for many great causes including Eastside Blossoms, United Way Support for Music, Fort Worth SPARC, Punching out Parkinson’s, Veterans Xtreme Adventures and Texas Reel Recovery.

WHEN: Friday, March 12, 2021         
12:30pm – 2:30pm

WHERE: In the Clear Fork of the Trinity River near Bryant Irvin behind the Acme Brick Headquarters 3024 Acme Brick Plaza, Fort Worth, TX 76109

Team 1

  • Jack Stevens, TRWD Board President
  • Jordan Logan, Representing 360 West
  • Fishing for Eastside Blossoms, Make a Wish Fort Worth

Team 2

  • Bob Jameson, President and CEO, Visit Fort Worth
  • Rebecca Montgomery, Senior VP of Advocacy, Fort Worth Chamber
  • Fishing for United Way Support for Music, Film and other Creatives Fund

Team 3

  • Tobi Jackson, Board Trustee, Fort Worth ISD and Executive Director of Fort Worth SPARC
  • Brett Delk, Store Manager, Orvis Fort Worth
  • Fishing for Fort Worth SPARC, Patriot Anglers

Team 4

  • Heather Anderson, 95.9 The Ranch Morning Show Co-Host
  • Mike Micallef, President, Reata Restaurant
  • Fishing for Texas Reel Recovery, Fort Worth Food and Wine Foundation

Team 5

  • Paulie Ayala, Former Two-time World Champ/Owner of University of Hard Knocks
  • Dave Hillary, Representing Acme Brick
  • Fishing for Punching Out Parkinson’s, Texas Parks and Wildlife


SPECIAL NOTE: Friday’s Celebrity Fish Challenge is meant to promote TRWD Flyfest which will be held on Saturday March 13th from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. TRWD invites the public to come out to this FREE community festival featuring expert presentations, casting demonstrations, fly tying demonstrations, contests, food trucks, wine tastings, live music, craft beer and much more!