to keep it. There are very specific regulations on
which fish you can take home and which have
to go back in the water. The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
lists species as endangered, threatened and
species of special concern. The list is available at
Of course, what you really want to know
is “Where are the fishing hot spots in
Englewood?” That depends on what you’re
looking for, the time of year and especially who
you ask. Many anglers keep their very favorite
spots a secret – and remember, fish move
around. Ask your friends who fish and the folks
who work at the local marinas and bait shops
what’s biting and always keep your fishing gear
Go to www.floridafisheries.org or call 1-888-
347-4356 for rules, regulations and license
information as there are many instances where
you do not need a license to fish in Florida.
You can get an instant license online at www.
MyFWC.com/recreation, from the Charlotte
and Sarasota County tax offices, or from most
tackle shops and hardware stores.
For more information on fishing piers go to:
Insider Tip: To get the real deal on where to angle
in Englewood, stop by the monthly meeting of The
Englewood Fishing Club. Check out the calendar at
For the cycling enthusiasts there are some
great trails to enjoy. Don’t forget your helmet.
CAPE HAZE PIONEER TRAIL PARK
1688 Gasparilla Road, Rotonda
Over seven miles of paved multi-use trail
in Charlotte County. The best place to start is
at the trailhead, State Road 776 and Country
Road 771. Other amenities include a dog park
and picnic tables. Parking is available.