The Brooks Fishing Club was formed in 2001 and today consists of 135 members and a waiting list at any given time of approximately 25. It was formed as a men’s club for the purpose of promoting fellowship, successful recreational fishing, education and environmental responsibility. Any owner-resident of the Brooks community in Estero Florida is eligible to become a member. The wait list is the result of, according to the Fire Marshall, not having a meeting room large enough to handle everyone during the “season.”
The Club meets at the Brooks Enrichment Center on the second Tuesday of each month, October through April, at 9 a.m. (coffee & donuts at 8:30, since fishermen like to get an early start). Members discuss local area fresh and salt water fishing experiences and hear featured speakers on fishing related topics. Each meeting concludes with a drawing for a fishing-related prize.
The Club also arranges regular backwater and offshore fishing trips and conducts fishing contests and numerous social activities, including instructional cooking lunches and an annual dinner.
Annual dues are currently $65 due by October 1. Inquiries regarding membership should be directed to Club secretary Roger Whited at firstname.lastname@example.org. Brooks Fishing Club is a 501(c)3 organization.