Meetings/Events

THE VILLAGES FRESHWATER FISHING CLUB (FFC) – The Club meets the second Tuesday of every month (except June, July and August) at Lake Miona Recreation Center.  Sign-ups for trips, membership sign-in, and Club Applications are accepted beginning at 6:30 PM, with the meeting starting at 7:00 PM.  Usually, there is a program consisting of a guest speaker who is knowledgeable about local fishing opportunities and techniques.  The meetings last about an hour. Club membership consists of over 300 Villages residents, whose fishing experience varies from the beginner to those whose knowledge is based on a lifetime of experience.  All are welcome. NOTE: Meeting location may change due to conflict in scheduling. Check monthly notice to verify location. __________________________________________________________

NEAR-TERM MEETINGS & EVENTS

  • FL Bass Tournaments
  • November 13th 2018 – Monthly meeting at Miona Rec. Center. Doors open at 6:30 pm and meeting starts promptly at 7:00 pm. This months guest speakers will be Pro Anglers Shaw Grigsby and Tim Frederick. They will discuss and demonstrate proven Bass fishing techniques that they use when tournament fishing. Also at this meeting we will be drawing names for the upcoming ‘Pro Challenge” This second annual event gives members a chance to fish with or challenge the “Pros” in a five Villages pond four team Bass fishing tournament. This year Shaw Grigsby and Tim Frederick will captain the two “Pro” teams. The two challenging teams will be a team of FFC members and a team from The Villages rec. dept. captained by John Rohan. Bill Brooker of Brooker Bait & Tackle in Leesburg, Florida will also be here this month to discuss all the latest tackle and gear for the angler and whats in store for his upcoming December 1st “Open House”
  • November 15th 2018 – Second annual “Pro-Challenge” All FFC members are invited to come watch and photograph this years event. Details will be discussed at the September, October, and November meetings.
  • November 20th 2018 – R&R Fishing Clinic – (Cancelled)
  • November 27th 2018 – Monthly Fishing Trip – Dead River – Lake Eustis – Lake Harris. Dead River Marina 11611 US Hwy 441 Tavares, Fl. 8:00 am. Lunch: Hurricane Grill 12:00 noon.
    Cost: $40.00 per angler 4 person pontoon boats [ No charge for boat owners ]
    Deadline: Reservations must be in by Sat. 11/24/2018 Limited number of boats. 1st 12 to sign up
    For more information contact: Steve Felix 352 753 5211 cell 608 780 0598 email sfelixlax@aol.com
  • December 1st 2018 – Brooker Bait & Tackle annual open house. Details announced at November meeting.
  • December 11th 2018 – Monthly meeting at Miona Rec. Center. Doors open at 6:30 pm and meeting starts promptly at 7:00 pm. Guest speaker TBA
  • December 18th 2018 – R&R Fishing Clinic – Pres Randy DiSanto & VP Rob Husson have an in depth on the water (Village Pond) FREE fishing clinic. You must be a member to participate. Sign up at meeting. This occurs every 3rd Tue. from 8:00am-9:30am
  • January 8th 2018 – Monthly meeting at Miona Rec. Center. Doors open at 6:30 pm and meeting starts promptly at 7:00 pm. Guest speaker TBA
  • January 15th 2018 – R&R Fishing Clinic – Pres Randy DiSanto & VP Rob Husson have an in depth on the water (Village Pond) FREE fishing clinic. You must be a member to participate. Sign up at meeting. This occurs every 3rd Tue. from 8:00am-9:30am
  • February 12th 2018 – Monthly meeting at Miona Rec. Center. Doors open at 6:30 pm and meeting starts promptly at 7:00 pm. Guest speaker TBA
  • February 19th 2019 – Villages Bass Tournament
  • February 21st 2019 – Bass Tournament Banquet and awards ceremony
  • March 12th 2018 – Monthly meeting at Miona Rec. Center. Doors open at 6:30 pm and meeting starts promptly at 7:00 pm. This months guest speaker is FWC Biologist Stephen Jones. He will give a presentation on the current status of the Harris Chain fisheries.
  • March 19th 2018 – R&R Fishing Clinic – Pres Randy DiSanto & VP Rob Husson have an in depth on the water (Village Pond) FREE fishing clinic. You must be a member to participate. Sign up at meeting. This occurs every 3rd Tue. from 8:00am-9:30am
  • April 9th2018 – Monthly meeting at Miona Rec. Center. Doors open at 6:30 pm and meeting starts promptly at 7:00 pm. This months guest speaker will be Gina Russo from Florida Wildlife Commission. Her presentation, “Catch and Release Techniques: Fishing for Conservation” covers fishing rules, proper fish handling, and de-hooking. She will demonstrate de-hooking devices and release gear. We will also be accepting nominations for club officers.
  • April 16th, 2018 – R&R Fishing Clinic – Pres Randy DiSanto & VP Rob Husson have an in depth on the water (Village Pond) FREE fishing clinic. You must be a member to participate. Sign up at meeting. This occurs every 3rd Tue. from 8:00am-9:30am
  • May 14th, 2018 – Monthly meeting at Miona Rec. Center. Doors open at 6:30 pm and meeting starts promptly at 7:00 pm. Election of Officers followed by the showing of the Glen Lau documentary “Bigmouth”
  • May 21st, 2018 – R&R Fishing Clinic – Pres Randy DiSanto & VP Rob Husson have an in depth on the water (Village Pond) FREE fishing clinic. You must be a member to participate. Sign up at meeting. This occurs every 3rd Tue. from 8:00am-9:30am
  • June – July- August   No meetings – No clinics
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25 Responses to Meetings/Events

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  2. Whitby Briscoe says:

    Is there going to be a fall fish fry? If so when.

  3. Stone – used to fish with a member named stone. He had a boat and I used to get out with him occasionally. Is he still in the villages, still a freshwater club member. Anyone kow how to get in touch with him. thanks let me know at boguski13@gmail.com

  4. Used to fish with Mr Stone — met him at a Freshwater Fishing club meeting. We fished occasionally —- are there still members who take Buddies out fishing. Id sure like to get into some CRAPPIE ACTION. contact me at boguski13@gmail.com

  5. Rip Strautman says:

    The form for the upcoming Villages fishing tournament on the club’s website needs adjustment. You can not print the form using the common PDF format because the image flows beyond the page.

  6. Bob says:

    Any kayak fisherman out there who could use company?

    • Art Snyder says:

      Art Snyder , 205-7077 looking for company to go out of Lake Griffin State Park in Kayak. I’ve been going by myself.

  7. EDDIE BREUM says:

    Thanks, for your website. I would like to join your club

  8. Carolyn says:

    The link to Miller’s Fishing generates an error.

  9. ccassva says:

    The link above to Miller’s Fishing generates an error.

  10. Terrence Spencer says:

    Can someone tell me where and when this Tuesdays fishing clinic is?
    Thanks, Terry Spencer

  11. Tom Spade says:

    Jerry – I have pictures from our fishing trip and some November entries. Tom Spade – thomasspade@aol.com

  12. Barry Hewitt says:

    Are people who do not live in the Villages allowed to join?

    Thanks

  13. JAMES F CAYSE says:

    Can I get the name and phone number of the Lake Panasoffkkee boat rental. Thx, Jim Cayse

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