Florida is conducive to year-round fishing which makes The Villages a perfect community to offer ample fishing opportunities for those who wish to wet a hook and line. To ensure your fishing experience is enjoyable, it is important to know the rules and regulations for fishing these water bodies. The Village Community Development Districts and the State’s Water Management Districts oversee and manage many of the water bodies located throughout The Villages community. These water bodies serve several purposes for the community and also provide anglers fishable areas for their recreational enjoyment.
Thanks to the contributions of the Freshwater Fishing Club, the Recreation & Parks Department has a Rod Loaner Program which is available at La Hacienda, Lake Miona, Rohan, Fenney and Everglades Recreation Centers. It is a “free-rental” system where, upon request, rods and reels can be checked-out with a Villages ID or Guest ID card. You may contact any of these centers for more information.
Fishing Maps and Information