NOTICE: We apologize, due to venue constraints we are not accepting new members and guests at this time. Monthly meetings will be open to current FFC members only. We do encourage residents who are interested in joining our club to get on our waiting list. Just send your name and phone number to thevillagesfwfmembership@gmail.com When space becomes available we will contact you in order received.

The Fresh Water Fishing Club has over 300 members eager to go fishing and learn more about fishing in Florida. The club’s purpose is to bring together people who want to fish and to provide a venue for doing so. It is not just for those who have fished all their lives, but for any skill level.

Membership is restricted to Villages residents only. Dues is $5/yr, payable every January. We meet monthly, September through May, the 2nd Tuesday of the month, at Lake Miona Recreation Center at 7:00 PM.

The club is active in community events, including the Spring Outdoor Expo and the kid’s annual fishing derby which is part of the Summer Villages Intergenerational program.
The club endeavors to:

  • Develop and improve skills in fresh water fishing and related activities.
  • Organize 8 monthly fishing outing/picnics each year.
  • Be a source of information and instruction.
  • Promote conservation ethics with regard to a “catch and release” of game fish where appropriate.
  • To actively support state and federal legislation or regulations which serve to protect or improve our natural resources





Top L-R: Fishing Trip Chairman: Steve Felix 352-753-5211; Membership Chairman: Larry Griffin 352-391-8334, Program Chairman: Bob Knorr 636-6515

Bottom L-R: Webmaster: Jerry Lester 352-358-1214; Don Kindilien, 309-256-6935; Charlie Byus 443-386-9643


Click here to see Club Bylaws https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1rWRvxQ-joqUHd1T1V4VllRWGs/view?usp=sharingsee the By-laws.


The Freshwater Fishing Club (Hereinafter the “Club” along with its officer, directors, employees, and related entities, assumes no liability for injuries to individuals or damage to property which occurs during any activities or events sponsored, supported, organized, undertaken, or related to the Club. Participants in any activities or events sponsored, supported, organized, undertaken or related to the Club do so at their own risk: assume all liability for any damages, costs or fees resulting directly or indirectly from such participation: and agree to indemnify, release, and hold harmless the Club and its officers, directors, employees, and related entities from and against any and all claims, demands, suits, or proceedings arising from or related to any and all Club Activities or events.



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3 Responses to About

  1. James Motley says:

    I get emails on my phone about meetings but it says your not accepting any new members. Why are you sending meeting messages if you can’t come to them?


  2. Terry Dolezal says:

    I read in today’s (2/17) THE VILLAGES DAILY SUN that Eric Sutton of FWC met with John Rohan of the Rec Dept.. Does the fishing club have any details?


  3. Terry several ponds have been stocked. There are some really nice Bass in them as the results indicate of fish caught, 4,5,6,8 pound Bass of recent days. You are totally miss informed on this one. The ponds here in The Villages are water retention ponds to catch all the run off water.. The fishing club will keep you informed by the WEB site of in our meetings.


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