Fishing can be fun in The Villages, but make sure you know the rules

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.

Med Lisiak, of the Village of Bonita (seated) and Alan Byer, of theVillage of Amelia, enjoy the beauty and serenity of Lake Miona Pond and Med’s catch of a two-pound catfish.

The Village Community Development Districts and the State’s Water Management Districts who oversee and manages these water bodies, which serves several purposes for the community, also provides anglers fishable areas for their recreational enjoyment. Visit http://www.districtgov.org/departments/Recreation/fishing.aspx for complete guidelines and fishable locations.