Some of the most popular fishing spots around The Villages include Lake Mira Mar behind the La Hacienda Recreation Center, Lake Chula Vista along the Bernardo Boulevard, and Silver Lake by the Silver Lake Recreation Center. There are also a number of smaller ponds that make great fishing locations.
Is there fishing in the villages?
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.
Do you need a fishing license to fish in the villages?
All fishermen are required to comply with federal, state and local laws, statutes and ordinances while fishing within the boundaries of The Villages. (Licenses are required for those 16 years of age or older. No license is required for those over 65 with proof of age.) For licensing information visit www.MyFWL.com.
What kind of fish are in the villages ponds?
Some fish in the area are catfish, sunfish, crappie, and bowfin, among others. Fishing is allowed in Silver Lake, Golf View Lake, and Lake Mira Mar. Aside from lakes, there are also ponds. Some common ponds are Duval pond and Summerhill pond.
Can you fish in Lake Sumter?
You can NOT fish in Lake Sumter from the shore or your boat. The Villages Community Development District (VCDD) and the State’s Water Management District oversee’s and manages this lake and other bodies of water. … There are also a lot of private property and other areas that are prohibited to fish at.
Where can I buy a Florida fishing license near me?
Licenses and permits are available: Online at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com. In person at a license agent or tax collector’s office. By calling toll-free 888-FISH-FLORIDA (888-347-4356) or 888-HUNT-FLORIDA (888-486-8356)