It's more than fishing ... it's a way of life.

                      ENGLEWOOD FISHING CLUB
                       Rotonda West Community Center

                                  646 Rotonda Circle
                               Rotonda West, 33947

           NEWSLETTER      JULY 2020

The Rotonda West Community Center will not be available for our meetings through July and possibly August due to the covid 19 restrictions. Updates will be sent to members as they are received.

There will be no fishing tournament in July. However, please submit your fish photos and information so we can include them in the August newsletter.

Sadly, we must report the recent deaths of two long term members. Sue Brose and Gordon Melms have passed away. Gordon was our Helping Hands coordinator. Sue was an enthusiastic member who enjoyed everything from fishing events to picnics. Both will be missed.

The club was represented at the Fishin' Frank's charity catfish contest. Several winning entries were over 5 pounds among the 139 weighed catfish. Frank said his purchase of a new property will soon be completed. Extensive renovations will then commence and are expected to take 30 to 60 days.

On Shore Division Winners 
1.  Dot Kern       4 points
2.  Dick Kern      3 points

Inshore Division Winners
1. Joe Sheaffer    25 points
2. Jim Thompson   6 points
3. Kerri Sheaffer   4 points

Offshore Division Winners
1. Steve Daniel     11 points
2. Mark Madonna   7 points
3. Pat Karpy          4 points

Others earning points: John Schoenbauer 4 points, Ken Gordon 3 points, Jim Maloney 3 points.

NOTE:     One(1) participation point is awarded for each species caught by an angler regardless of the size of that fish.   If a contest has a 'featured species' then the three(3) largest fish of that species will receive an extra point. Divisional and Ladies division ties will be determined by the fish length. Anglers may win in only one division ie; on shore, OR  in shore, OR  off shore, OR  Lady Angler.

                  ENGLEWOOD FISHING CLUB 
                MONTHLY NEWS LETTER
                         MARCH 2020

                          Rotonda West Community Center

                       646 Rotonda Circle

                    Rotonda West, 33947


                 Speaker Captain Dave Hutcherson

                             Gator Flats Charters

                     UPCOMING EVENTS

                      ANNUAL BEACH FISHING AND BBQ

                             NEW LOCATION

                                  March 28, 2020

                               Manasota Beach

                         8570 Manasota Key Road*

Walk directly to the beach and pavilion from parking area. No more shuttle boat trips or lugging food, chairs, rods n reels to and from the shuttle to the pavilion.

                      Fishing is immediately north of the area reserved for swimming.

                    Burgers and Hot Dogs will be provided.

                   Guests are asked to bring a dish to share.

                  The pavilion is reserved from 10 until 2.

             Beach fishing is open species with fish weigh-in from                          8:00AM until noon.

                Big Brothers/Big Sisters annual fishing day will be

                     held on April 28th at Chadwick Park.

Please help our Englewood friends and neighbors in need. Our club continues to support Helping Hands by donating non-perishable food items, household necessities, cleaning products, etc. Your generous gifts go directly to those who are less fortunate in our community. Bring donations to the monthly meeting collections.

                                Manasota Beach
 Turn west on Manasota Beach Road off RT 776 and drive to the end-about 2 mi. The beach is directly across Manasota Key Road with parking to the right.

    Rotonda West Community Center

             646 Rotonda Circle
Rotonda West, 33947



          Next Meeting Date: 
         FEBRUARY 13, 2020


Speakers:  Capt. Mike Myers of Reel Shark Charters will speak about sharks in Boca Grande Pass



EL CHEAPO SHEEPO CONTEST:A TWO DAY event on Feb. 14th and Feb. 15th. This will Not Be Measure and Photo Rules.

 Each day from 3:00PM until 4:00PM fish will be WEIGHED at


 Is accessible by car or boat. The park is directly across from Gulf Coast Hardware.


FIRST SOCIAL OF 2020  On Feb. 15th at 5:00PM, following the fishing contest we will have a BBQ with burgers, brats and hot dogs provided at the Rotonda West Community Center. Please bring a side dish to share. PUT THE DATE/TIME ON YOUR CALENDAR. Sign up at the Feb.13th meeting.



 Offshore Division

   1. Vlad Grodecki 15pts 15.5”red groupr, 24.5”redfish

2. Don Karlgaard 10pts 26”red groupr,12”lane snapper

 On Shore Division

   1.Rick Rogowski 8pts           9”mangrove,10”sheepshead

2.Dot Kern 7pts 19”sheepshead,12” mangrove

   3.Dick Kern 2 pts 8.5” mangrove

Inshore Division

    1.Joe Sheaffer 17pts 25.5”redfish,25.5”snook

    2. Frank Purvis 15pts 17.75”redfish,21”trout

    3. Jim Thompson 9pts 18.75”redfish,17.5blk drum

Women’s Division

     Kerry Sheaffer   6pts 21”snook

Others Earning Points

     Kerry Sheaffer       6pts

     Bill Bennett           6pts

     Steve Daniel          6pts

     Tom Warner          4pts

     Mark Madonna       3pts

     Maren Thompson   2pts

     Pete Tomlinson     2pts

     Ed Smith               1 pt

     Jim DeAngelo         1pt


BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS FISHING DAY  Held at Chadwick Park on April 18th.  We expect about fifty youngsters and their mentors for another day of fishing and fun. Member volunteers are needed to assist the kids, many of whom have never fished and really appreciate some friendly guidance.



BILL REISEN  Contact information:  (505)720-1523 or

2000 Grady White 27ft Sailfish w/two Yamaha 200 four strokes (about 350 hours). Total update in 2015 including cushions, coaming, Seadeck, 3 batteries, Garmin GPS w/down view and side view transducers, remote LED spotlight, underwater lights, all nav.lights, windlass, fuel tank transducers(2), tanks opened and cleaned, fusion stereo.

Fully equipped: vhf radio, full head, single burner stove, aft bunk cabin, hard top with full eisenglass enclosure, 8 rod holders, salt water wash down, swim ladder, transom boarding door, 20 gal. fresh water, 214 gal. fuel.

Always stored indoors(Harbor at Lemon Bay Marina). Test trial available.

Asking price is $60,000.




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