The Estes Park area offers great fishing for beginners to experts. The Big Thompson River is considered gold medal territory by fly fishermen year round. Yes, you can fish and ice fish in Rocky Mountain National Park. A detailed park brochure is available listing catch-and-keep and catch-and release fishing areas, possession limits, artificial fly and lure requirements and other regulations. While many places for Estes Park fishing are accessible by car, why not opt for hiking to your spot? Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park and Roosevelt National Forest have a plethora of trails leading to flowing streams, rushing rivers, placid lakes and private ponds where you can spend the day casting away. Local businesses provide gear, licenses, lessons, guided trips and expert advice to enhance one of the most popular Estes Park attractions.