Meetings/Events

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 fwfmemberwaitinglist@gmail.com When space becomes available we will contact you in order received.

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, 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.

NEAR-TERM MEETINGS & EVENTS

  • FL Bass Tournaments
  • June-July-August, No meetings – No clinics
  • September 10th, 2019……This months guest speaker will Senior Bass Fishing Charter Captain, Al Laman from VillageAngler.com. With over 40+ years experience fishing and guiding on Florida’s lakes and rivers he is sure to provide some great information to all who attend. There will also be a raffle where two lucky members will win a guided trip with Capt. Al.
  • September 17th, 2019……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.
  •  September 26th, 2019……SEPTEMBER FISHING TRIP LAKE EUSTIS / DEAD RIVER / LAKE HARRIS
    Dead River Marina 11611 US Hwy 441 Tavares, FL
    LUNCH: Hurricane Grill
    COST: $40.00 / per angler 4 person pontoon boats $50.00 / angler 2 person skiff no charge for boat owners. Fees due at sign up.
    FISHING TACKLE: Responsibility of the angler.
    TRANSPORTATION: Car pools will be set up by the club
    CANCELLATION: If inclement weather threatens, we will notify within 24 hours.
    DEADLINE: Reservations must be in by Saturday 9/21/2019
    CONTACT: Steve Felix (352) 753-5211 cell (608) 780-0598 Email: sfelixlax@aol.com
  • October 8th, 2019……After a great presentation at this years Camp Villages Fishing Derby we are pleased to have FWC Fisheries Biologist, Dan Nelson and FWC Resource Biologist Scott Bisping as our guest speakers. They will describe and demonstrate the methods used in tagging and monitoring fish populations in our local waters.
  • October 24th, 2019……OCTOBER FISHING TRIP / WITHLACOOCHEE RIVER /  ANGLERS RESORT 12189 Williams St DUNNELLON FL. (352) 489-2397                      RENTAL BOATS: 2 person john boats $40.00 per angler
    4 person pontoons $50.00 per angler no charge for boat owners Sumter Co public ramp across the street
    TRANSPORTATION: Club will organize car pools.
    EQUIPMENT: Responsibility of the angler. Bait available at anglers resort.
    LUNCH: Blue Gator-Anglers Resort 12:30
    REFUNDS: All fees due at sign up and are nonrefundable as we have to reserve the boats in advance.
    CANCELLATION: If inclement weather threatens, we will notify within 24 hours.
    DEADLINE: Reservations in by Sun 10/20/19
    CONTACT: Steve Felix (352) 753-5211 cell (608) 780-0598 email sfelixlax@aol.com
    Tom Spade (352) 638-2948
  • November 12th, 2019……Come meet the pros and take a chance to compete in the Third Annual “Pro Challenge” This six pond, multiple team event allows members to fish with or compete against professional anglers. Returning for this years event will be “Pro Team” Captains, Shaw Grigsby and Tim Frederick along with our newest “Pro” Captain, Trevor Fitzgerald. A team from The Villages Recreation Dept. will also compete in this years event. Also at this months meeting, Bill Brooker from Brooker Bait And Tackle will fill us in on what’s in store for their upcoming December open house.
  • November 13th, 2019……Third Annual “Pro Challenge” Teams will assemble at the Miona Rec. Center parking lot at 7:30 AM. Participants will fish six designated Villages ponds until 1:15 then proceed to Cody’s at Sumter Landing where the winning team will be announced and awards presented. Anyone wishing to attend as a spectator is more than welcome.
  • November 26th, 2019……NOVEMBER FISHING TRIP
    LAKE PANASOFFKEE /  PANA VISTA LODGE
    LUNCH: Catfish Jonny’s 1:00 pm
    COST: $45.00 per angler [no charge for boat owners]
    4 person pontoons or 2 person john boats
    EQUIPMENT: Tackle is responsibility of the angler. Bait available at Pana Vista Lodge
    TRANSPORTATION: Car pools will be set up by the club
    REFUNDS: All fees are due at sign up No refunds
    CANCELLATION OR RESCHEDULE: If inclement weather threatens – We will notify you within 24 hours.
    SIGN UP DEADLINE: Friday 11/15/2019
    CONTACT: Steve Felix 352 753 5211 cell (608) 780-0598 email sfelixlax@aol.com
    Tom Spade (352) 638-2948 email tomspade@comcast .net
  • December 10th, 2019……This months guest speaker is Brooke Cunningham from Freedom Boat Club. Founded in 1989 in Sarasota, FL., Freedom Boat Club is the oldest and largest boat club in the nation. It provides an affordable option to boat ownership and to deliver a hassle-free recreational boating experience for its members.
  • December 17th, 2019……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.

17 Responses to Meetings/Events

  1. Edmund Anderson says:

    I recently received notice that I was accepted into the fishing club. Should I send my dues in now or when I return to The Villages in Jan 2020? Can I send in dues for multiple years?
    Ed Anderson
    651 279-1788
    Afcoled@comcast.net

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  2. Denis Dzurinko says:

    Denny Dzurinko here. I sent my name in several weeks ago to get on the waiting list for membership but didn’t get a confirmation back. Is there a place I can go to see the waiting list to keep track of where I’m at in the mix? I’m here in TV full time. —Denny
    Dendz@comcast.net

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  3. Martha Smelser says:

    My husband died this past May, and left me in charge of his 30 gallon fish tank, with 8 fish.
    He always used distilled water. I am willing to give it to a fish lover, with all of the equipment, as long as they can take it out. These are cute, friendly fish, but don’t ask me the name. !!
    Contact me at magsmelser@aol.com

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  4. Jim Brown says:

    Two Regestered Maine Guides who are new residents to TV are interested in the club. When will you be open for new members?

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  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.

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  6. 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

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  7. 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

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  8. Whitby Briscoe says:

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

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