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  Englewodd Fishing Club 

         News Letter Feb. 2019

Rotonda West Community Center

646 Rotonda Circle

Rotonda West, 33947

Next Meeting Date: February 14, 2019

Program: Josh Olive of WATER LINE magazine will

address Charlotte Harbor winter fishing

             Welcome Back Snowbirds 

             Coffee and 

Cookies at the meeting


New Member Orientation Thursday February 28, 2019 from 1:30 until 3:00 PM at the Rotonda Community Center. Sign up at theFebruary meeting.

February Fishing Event El Cheapo Sheepo Sheepshead contest on Saturday February 16th from dawn until noon. Fish weigh in will take place at the Gasparilla Marina followed by lunch at the Waterside Grill. Spouses and guests who don’t fish are welcome to join us for lunch. Sign up for fishing and lunch at the Feb.14th meeting. The restaurant requires a secured reservation so your sign-up is very important.

Don Pedro Picnic Outing Saturday March 16th. We have reserved the beach pavilion and will grill hamburgers, hot dogs, and more Members are asked to bring a dish to be shared. Transportation will be provided from the Cape Haze Marina to Don Pedro Park. Details will be discussed at the February meeting. The March OPEN SPECIES TOURNAMENT will begin at the picnic and run thru March 19th.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Annual Fishing Day Saturday April 13th at Chadwick Park. We usually have about 50 children and their “Bigs” attending for fishing fun and hot dog cook out. Member volunteers are needed to assist the kids with hands-on support as they fish. Sign up forms will be available at the February and March meetings.

April Beach Fishing Contest Beginning at daybreak on April 27th and continuing until 1:00PM we will fish a local beach. After the weigh-in we’ll have a lunch social. Details will follow.



1. Frank Purvis 9 Pts Redfish, Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper,


2.Jim Thompson 7Pts Sheepshead, Snook

3.Steve Daniel 4Pts Trout


1. Joe Shaeffer 10 Pts Black Drum, Trout, Snook

2. Bill Crooks 6 Pts Sheepshead, Snook

3. Bill Bennett 4 Pts Pompano


1. Don Karlgaard 16 Pts Sheepshead, Trigger Fish, Lane

Snapper, Whiting, Black Drum

2. Sam Stanchak 5Pts Red Grouper, Lane Snapper

3. Vlad Grodecki 5 Pts Red Grouper, Lane Snapper

FOR SALE OR SWAP List your “for sale or swap” items on the “Share a Ride” section of the Club’s website. Include your items description and your contact information. This new feature is only available to Club members.

HELPING HANDS Please continue your generous support of our Englewood friends in need. The very young and very old, the disabled and infirmed and the underemployed need our help. They are here in our community and simply aren’t as fortunate as many others. Please remember them at our monthly meeting



FEBRUARY 1, 2019

. Next Meeting Date:

 January 10,2019

 Program: Captain Carl Butigian of Back Country Charters will address current fishing conditions in Charlotte Harbor. Upcoming Event January

 Fishing Tournament will be an OPEN Format.

The contest will run from Saturday January 12 through Tuesday January 15. The measure and photo system will be used. Send entry pictures and information to Sam Stanchak at

 In February we will hold the annual Sheepshead Derby to be held on February 16.2019

 The annual Big Brothers/Big Sisters outing will take place on April 13, 2019. Member volunteers are always needed and greatly appreciated. It’s a wonderful day for the kids and very rewarding for the adults.

 Additional fishing and social events will be announced on the Club’s website and at the January meeting.

 Fishing Results There was no club sponsored event in December.

 Special Raffle A PENN lady’s rod and reel, similar to the one donated by Fishin’ Frank at the December meeting, will be auctioned at the February meeting. Tickets will be sold at both the January and February meeting for 1 for $5 or 3 for $10. This combo is specifically designed for lady anglers and sells for approximately $130.

 ENGLEWOOD FISHING CLUB NEWSLETTER Helping Hands The holidays have passed but the need for nonperishable foods, paper goods, cleaning products, and all household supplies remains with us. These folks are our friends and neighbors, from children to seniors. Please help with a donation at the January meeting.

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    Rotonda West Community Center

               646 Rotonda Circle

            Rotonda West, 33947 _______________________________ Next Meeting Date: December 13,2018 

Program: Fishin Frank will educate and entertain us with a discussion about choosing and using lures for fresh and salt water fishing.

Upcoming Events A wonderful evening at the Hills Restaurant, 100 Rotonda Circle. Reservations must be submitted to Bill Bennett by November 30th . The cocktail hour will begin at 5:30 and dinner served at 6:30. Lots of fun and prizes with gifts for all. Grand Prize will be a chartered fishing trip!

 Please bring an unwrapped toy for the Toys For Tots collection at the party. Cash donations are accepted but please, no stuffed toys. Toys should be appropriate for kids 0 -12 years.

 ENGLEWOOD FISHING CLUB NEWSLETTER VERY IMPORTANT If you will not be attending the Christmas party please contribute a toy or money to Toys For Tots at the at the December 13th meeting.

 Fishing Tournaments: There are no events scheduled for December but look for the January Newsletter because new fishing programs are being developed for 2019.

       November Fishing Results:

Division Winners Off Shore:

First - Vlad Grodecki 17 Points


Second - Sam Stanchak 5 Points

In Shore:

First - Bill Bennett 9 Points

Second – Steve Daniel 6 Points

Third – Joe Sheaffer 2 Points

On Shore:

First – Bill Crooks 6 Points

 HELPING HANDS NEEDS OUR SUPPORT! We Englewood Fishing Club members are much more fortunate than so many of our neighbors. Children, parents, and grandparents are all in need here in our community. Helping Hands needs non-perishable food items, soaps and shampoos, household paper goods, detergents, cleaners, and the other things we all take for granted. Please be generous in your ENGLEWOOD FISHING CLUB NEWSLETTER donations at our monthly meetings, especially at this holiday time

           Englewood Fishing Club

     Rotonda West Community Center

646 Rotonda Circle

Rotonda West, 33947


       Next Meeting Date:

       NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Program: Capt. Dave Stephens of Back Bay

        Extremes will speak          aboutalternative areas

         of Charlotte Harbor.

Upcoming Events:

November BBQ will be held on Monday, Nov.12th at the

Rotonda West Community Center. Chicken, ribs, burgers

and hots dogs will be provided with side dishes by our

members. Food will be served at noon.

Fishing Tournaments:

November 11 – 14 open species for fish on the Club’s list.

Snook MAY NOT be submitted for this contest. The photo and measure system applies. Email your entries to

Snook Only Catch and Release contest will continue until

November 29th. Entries must be submitted no later than

12:01 AM on 11/29/18. Send to

Fish caught from a charter vessel are not permitted. This event is separate from and in addition to the monthly contest.

FISHING RESULTS:  Division Winners

In Shore:   1.  Joe Schaeffer   9 Points

                2.  Maren Thompson 4 Points

                3. Jim Thompson   4 Points

On Shore:  1. Bill Crooks        6 Points

Ladies:          Kerrie Schaeffer

CHRISTMAS PARTY  On December 6th at 5:30 PM we will

hold our annual Christmas party at the Hills Restaurant.

Make your reservations with Bill Bennett by Nov. 30th

for seating choices and meal selections (reservation forms will be available at the November meeting). The cost remains $30 per guest. The grand prize drawing is for a chartered fishing trip. Everyone attending will receive a gift. It’s a great evening so plan to be there!

Please contribute an unwrapped toy to the Toys for Tots collection at the party.

PLEASE HELP!  You’re all aware the Club supports HELPING HANDS, the Englewood based community support organization. You may not realize that the food bank also needs contributions of kitchen and laundry detergents, bathroom cleaners, paper toweling and toilet paper. The need in our community is very real and urgent

The monthly collections are a wonderful opportunity to

assist our neighbors who are struggling.

              PLEASE BE GENEROUS



Nominations and election of the Board of Directors will take place during the December 13th meeting. Please consider serving on the Board or nominating a member who, in your view, would be an asset to the Club.

Englewood Fishing Club Newsletter

                                        646 Rotonda Circle,

                                       Rotonda West, 33947


Next Meeting Date: SEPTEMBER 13, 2018

Program: Capt. Mike Myers of Reel Shark Charters will speak about redfish and other inshore species.

Upcoming Events:

Fishing Tournaments:

Open Species multi-day events will

be held as follows: Sept.15-18, Oct.13-16, and Nov.11-14

only for fish species appearing on the Club’s list. SNOOK

MAY NOT BE ENTERED for any of the above three monthly events. The photo and measurement system with photos emailed to Sam Stanchak ( will apply.

Snook Only catch and release event will be held from September 1st through November 29th. Photos and measurements must be submitted to Stan Stanchak by

12:01 AM on November 29th. Prizes will be awarded for the largest snook in onshore, inshore, and off shore cat-

egories. Snook caught from charter vessels are not permitted. THIS SNOOK CONTEST IS IN ADDITION TO AND SEPARATE FROM THE 3 OPEN SPECIES MONTHLY EVENTS.

November 10th Fall Picnic will be held at the Rotonda West Community Center, 646 Rotonda Circle. The menu will include chicken, ribs, hot dogs and hamburgers with side dishes prepared by the members. Starting time will

be 11:00 with the meal served at noon.

Christmas Party entree menu for the December 6th gathering at the Hills Restaurant will include prime rib of beef, chicken marsala, and shrimp scampi with carrot cake and cheese cake as desert choices. Further details will follow in the upcoming newsletters.

62nd Englewood Pioneer Days:

Cardboard Boat Races will be held on Saturday, Sept. 1st beginning at 8:00AM at the Ann Dever Park on San Casa Drive. Please turn out to cheer on our intrepid paddlers powering the Club’s vessel in it’s eleventh season.

Annual Parade on Dearborn St. on Monday, Sept.3rd will feature the Club’s float. Support the Club and have a great time!

Youth Fishing Program has been retitled in honor of our former long term president, George Fox who recently

passed away. Under his guidance the program expanded to become a year round event to introduce children to the joys of fishing. Henceforth, it will be known as the

George Fox Honorary Fishing Award.

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