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 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. Doors open 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.


  • FL Bass Tournaments Click on this link to see ALL fishing tournaments in this area.
  •  February 11th, 2020……This months guest speaker will be Pro Angler Trevor  Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald Fishing. We were pleased to have Trevor join us for our third annual “Pro-Challenge” and we look forward to hearing about his new product line.
  •  February 12th, 2020……Pre-tournament participant meeting, 10:00 am, Pimlico Rec. Center. All updates/modifications to tournament will be discussed.
  •  February 18th, 2020……(Rain Date Feb 19th) Annual Villages Bass Fishing Tournament.  Now in its 11th year this event gives anglers the opportunity to catch some nice fish and possibly win some great prizes. Open to Villages residents only. $20 entry fee includes Bass tournament and awards dinner. Register at La Hacienda Rec. Center. Signup deadline Feb 7th, 2020. For tournament rules or more information call 753-1716
  •  February 20th, 2020……Tournament awards banquet, 6:00 pm, Lake Miona Rec. Center. Great food, door prizes. and awards presentation.
  • February 22nd-23rd, 2020……19th Annual Villages Outdoor Expo. This two day event showcases a number of outdoor activites available to Villages residents. Fishing, kayaking, sailing, R/C model cars and boats, scuba, biking and archery are just a sampling of the participating clubs. As always the Freshwater Fishing Club will provide visitors information about fishing opportunities here in central Florida.
  • February 25th, 2020……February Fishing Trip
    Lunch: Catfish Jonny”s 12:30pm
    Cost: $45.00 per angler (no charge if you have your own boat)
    4 person pontoons or 2 person john boats.
    Equipment: Tackle is responsibility of the angler. Bait available at PanaVista
    Transportation: Car pools will be set up by the club.
    Refunds: All fees are due at sign up and are nonrefundable as we have to reserve the boats in advance.
    Cancellation: or Reschedule: If inclement weather threatens, we will notify you within 24 hours
    Deadline:  Sign up by Friday 2/21/2020
    Contact: Steve Felix 352-753-5211 cell 608-780-0598 email
  • February 28, 29, and March 1, 2020……Millers Boating Center Open House 1661 NW 57th St., Ocala, Florida. This is always a great show to attend at least one of the days. Many manufacturers will be in attendance with booths and their products on display, along with several hundred boats, and several Pro Bass Fisherman throughout the weekend.
  •  March 10th, 2020……This months speaker will be FFC member and Club Secretary Jim Jones. Jim will instruct members in the many ways to fish a “Ned Rig” This method has been around for a while and has quickly become a very popular especially when water temps have dropped.
  •  March 17th, 2020…...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.

19 Responses to Meetings/Events

  1. jorge31663 says:

    There’s an antique fishing tackle show and convention in Daytona late February 2020.


  2. 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


  3. 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


  4. 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


  5. 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?


  6. 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.


  7. 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


  8. 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


  9. Whitby Briscoe says:

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


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