as the tarpon fishing capital of the world,
attracting anglers from all over the globe.
It’s important to know that just because
you catch it, doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll
be able 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. 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.
Go to www.myfwc.com or call 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, from the Charlotte and
Sarasota County tax offices, or from most
tackle shops and hardware stores.
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 www.englewoodfishingclub.
For the cycling enthusiasts there are
some great trails to enjoy. Children 16 and
younger must wear a helmet.
CAPE HAZE PIONEER TRAIL PARK
1688 Gasparilla Road, Rotonda
This site is the area’s premier trail, home
to over seven miles of paved, multi-use
trail in Charlotte County. The best place
to start is at the trailhead, State Road 776
and County Road 771. Amenities include
restrooms and picnic tables at the two
trailheads. The trail follows an old railroad
line and you’ll see the Placida Bunk House,
the only structure left from that railroad.
Free parking is available.
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