Allen Creek Ranch
One Mile of Tarryall Creek
Historic Williams Ranch
2 miles of Tarryall Creek
Lower Fourmile Creek Ranch
One Mile of Fourmile Creek
Tarryall Creek Ranches Near Como
2.5 miles of Tarryall Creek
Tarryall L and C Ranch
One Mile of Tarryall Creek
Santa Maria Ranch
1.3 Miles of the Middle Fork
DM Ranch Near Fairplay
2.5 miles of the South Fork
Stream flows are close to average for this time of year. We received excellent fishing reports last weekend from the Historic Williams Ranch and Tarryall L&C Ranch (see "Current Conditions"). Many September dates are still available at these properties. The reservation cutoff time is now 4:00 PM if you want to fish the following day.
Please note that our check-in procedure has changed on some properties:
The DM RANCH and LOWER FOURMILE CREEK RANCH have the same check-in procedure as last year. You must pick up your angling pass at High Alpine Sports in Fairplay before proceeding to these properties to fish.
ALL other properties have a new check-in procedure this year. After submitting your online reservation you will be prompted to download your angling pass on the confirmation page. Either print the pass or save it on your smart phone (as a PDF). Proceed DIRECTLY to the ranch on the day of your reservation. Be sure to bring your pass because it contains the gate combination and you may be checked by the ranch manager!
Please call the program administrator (719-836-4177) between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM if you have questions or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALL RESERVATIONS ARE FINAL; THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR RAIN CHECKS ONCE A RESERVATION IS MADE. To make a reservation, click on "Available Dates" and select one of our eight properties. After the reservation calendar appears, click on any available date during the current month, or select another month.
For first time users, please read the information below before proceding. If you have questions about our properties or how the program works, please email us at email@example.com, or contact the program administrator at (719) 836-4177 betwwen 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
Several historic ranches have been secured for fly-fishing (only) through our online reservation program. Anglers simply need to select one of our properties and pay the daily rod fee to fish a private trout stream. Fees range from $45/person to $60/person depending on the ranch. A maximum number of anglers (rods) per day has been established for each property.
These are working cattle ranches and we must respect the wishes of each owner to ensure their continued availability (see "Rules" on this page). Please review the program rules and reservation procedure before booking one or more of our leases. If these rules and procedures are NOT acceptable, there are many other public fishing options available at no charge in the South Park area.
Some landowners now allow limited waterfowl and big game hunting on their properties, by special arrangement only. Please email us if you would like more information about hunting (in season) on our fishing leases.
ALL RESERVATIONS ARE FINAL; THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR RAIN CHECKS ONCE A RESERVATION IS MADE. Fishing is by fly rod and artificial flies only on all properties. All fish must be returned immediately to the stream unharmed. There are no refunds and switching properties/dates is not permitted after a property is reserved (the property you reserve is yours for the day whether you decide to fish it or not). Arrival time is 8:00 AM or later and all anglers must be off our properties BEFORE dark (before headlights are required to drive). Access on our properties is limited to anglers who have paid the daily rod fee. Any vehicle found on our leases without a valid parking pass will be reported to the County Sheriff and may be towed at the owner's expense. Park only in designated areas which are well-signed on each property. All ranch gates must remain closed and locked. Lease boundaries are well-marked along each stream and crossing such boundaries may constitute trespassing. Pets, smoking and building fires are prohibited on all program properties. Other rules established for each lease should also be reviewed and observed.
ALL RESERVATIONS ARE FINAL; THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR RAIN CHECKS ONCE A PROPERTY IS RESERVED. Start by looking at the detailed property descriptions under "Our Properties" to determine which stream(s) look appealing. Then look at the "Reservation Calendar" for that property to see if your preferred date is available. You may also want to look at the "Current Conditions" report for that property to see what other anglers have to say about the fishing. Since there are typically more property options available on weekdays, it helps to be flexible and have alternate properties or dates in mind. Each lease is different from the others with regard to stream size, length of stream, habitat structure, and fish holding capacity. Consequently, some leases are limited to two rods per day while others allow up to four anglers per day. Larger groups (up to 6) can reserve both Allen Creek Ranch and the Historic Williams Ranch on the same day. Since these are adjacent leases, anglers can split into two groups of 2-3 anglers, then each group can switch leases after lunch.
South Park, Colorado is known internationally for its productive trout waters. Over 50 miles of public streams are designated as Gold Medal trout water by Colorado Parks & Wildlife. These streams possess the highest quality aquatic habitat and offer the greatest potential for angling success in Colorado. At the same time they are some of the most highly publicized and heavily fished streams in the state. Many other waters in South Park are equally productive but have never been open to the public. Several of these properties are now available for a daily fee through the South Park Fly Fishers program.
View a map that shows all of our properties.
Since 2002 we have secured fishing leases on eight different ranches in South Park. The majority of each rod fee goes directly to the participating rancher. The balance is used to actively manage and enhance each property contained in the program. Thanks to the efforts of many partners, we have secured conservation easements, restored stream & riparian habitat, and preserved historic structures on the properties we lease for fishing. In addition to miles of private trout streams, some of our fishing leases also offer overnight lodging and seasonal hunting. For more information about hunting on these properties, please call the program administrator at (719) 836-4177.
There are NO facilities or services available on many of our fishing leases (ranches). The nearest toilets, drinking water, restaurants, and other services are literally miles away. Since most anglers (ourselves included) don't take two hours out of their day to eat, drink and go to the bathroom, you should plan ahead before driving to the selected property. PLEASE do not urinate or deficate near ranch structures or within 30 feet of the stream. The nearest services and facilities are described for each property under "Our Properties." In addtion, there is a link to area lodging options under "Lodging" on the top menu.
Please come prepared for intense sun, heavy rain, snow showers, strong winds, cold temperatures, high water, and thunderstorms that develop quickly throughout the summer. Every year livestock are killed by lightning in South Park. Since humans are taller than cows, we urge you to watch the weather and head for your car if a thunderstorm is approaching.