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Fishing

From dawn to dusk, fishing is available at Albuquerque's renovated Tingley Beach.

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caption:Photo courtesy of Teresa Martinez.

Elijah and Zachary each caught four trout in just one hour on Dec. 28, 2013. Fishing at Tingley Beach is good year-round!

Tingley Beach offers fishing for anglers of all ages and abilities. 
  • Fly fishers can enjoy the Bob Gerding Catch and Release Pond. This pond is stocked once per year with large rainbow trout courtesy of the New Mexico BioPark Society. 
  • Anglers of any age can fish with baits or lures in Central Pond, and catch their limit of rainbow trout (in cooler months) or channel catfish (in warmer months).
  • Younger anglers (age 12 and under) can also use baits or lures in the Children's Pond and keep their limit too.
Both Central Pond and the Children’s Pond are stocked regularly by the New Mexico Department of Game and FishNew Mexico state fishing rules apply to Tingley Beach. Accordingly, everyone 12 years or older must have with them a current New Mexico fishing license while fishing at Tingley.

Quality Water

Tingley Beach South Pond is designated as a Quality Water of the State of New Mexico.

Information about state Quality Waters is available from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish's Fishing Regulations.

Fishing Violations

Report violations of wildlife laws to Operation Game Thief.

You can remain anonymous. Rewards are offered for information leading to criminal charges.