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
  • January 15th 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. from 8:00am-9:30am
  • January 24th 2019 – FFC MONTHLY FISHING TRIP
    ST JOHNS RIVER. ASTOR FL. CAST A WAYS ON THE RIVER 25131 Blackwater Ln 8:00 am to 12:30 pm
    BASS-CRAPPIES-BLUE GILL-SHELL CRACKER
    4 person pontoons: $40.00 per angler [boat owners no charge]
    TRANSPORTATION & EQUIPMENT: Is the responsibility of the angler.
    Car pools will be organized by the club.
    REFUNDS: All fees are non refundable as we have to reserve the boats in advance.
    CANCELLATION: If inclement weather threatens, we will notify you within 24 hours.
    LUNCH: Cast a ways Restaurant On Hwy 40. 1:00 pm
    CONTACT: Steve Felix. The 352-753-5211. Cell 608 780-0598. Sfelixlax@aol.com
  • February 8th-10th 2019 – Miller Boating Center Open House. All the latest boats, motors, and marine accessories will be on display and representatives will be available to answer any questions. There will also be several “Pro” Anglers offering advice and tips. Miller Boating Center is located at 1661 SW 57th St., Ocala, Fl. 34475 Ph (352) 622-7757
  • February 12th 2019 – 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 “Pro” Angler, Trevor Fitzgerald, owner of Fitzgerald Fishing, located in Belleview, Florida. He will describe his full line of high quality professionally designed rods and accessories. Also at this months meeting we will raffle off a Fitzgerald “Vursa” rod. Lucky winner can choose either a spinning or casting rod. You must be a member to participate. A definite must attend meeting!!
  • February 19th 2019 – Villages Bass Tournament, Now in its 10th year and going strong. Come join us and take a  shot at landing the “Big One”  The Villages Recreation Dept. is currently working on getting the word out and sign up forms will be available soon. As more information becomes available it will be posted here.
  • February 21st 2019 – Bass Tournament Banquet and awards ceremony
  • February 23rd & 24th 2019 – 18th annual Villages Outdoor Expo at LaHacienda Regional Recreation Center.
  • March 12th 2019 – 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 18th 2019 – Club trip to the Bass Conservation Center in Webster, Fl. and lunch at the Farmers Market Restaurant Buffet. More details at the February and March meetings.
  • March 19th 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. from 8:00am-9:30am
  • April 9th 2019 – 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, 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. from 8:00am-9:30am
  • May 14th, 2019 – 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, 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. 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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