The "Florida Sport Fishing Association" is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization. PO Box 1216 Cape Canaveral, FL 32920

  • Saturday, January 22, 2022 10:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A Message from the Club President

    As most of you are well aware the Club has been a sponsor and participates in the Space Coast Artificial Reef Advisory Board (SCARAB), where we come together with Brevard County, CFOA and CCA to create Artificial Reefs within our Club's boundary waters. This year the SCARAB has been able to create a Go Fund Me Page where each of you can help contribute to a Near Shore Reef project and your donation will be tax deductible. The funds will be used to pay for:

    - Bottom survey of the area

    - State and Federal permits

    - Reef materials costs

    - Reef site deployment costs

    The best part about this near shore reef is the fact that it will be located inside of State waters. So when the elusive Red Snapper starts to populate the reef you will be able to not only catch but also keep them.

    Please join with us today in donating to the Space Coast 2.5 Mile Reef at: Please Donate

    All funds received from this Go Fund Me Charity will be used exclusively for this Space Coast 2.5 Mile Reef project.  Any excess donations will be used for future Brevard County SCARAB artificial reef projects. Please donate and help make this nearshore artificial reef system a reality.

    Thank you and Happy New Year!

    Mike "Nacho" Sanchez

  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Chris Persicketti's presentation on the FSFA Facebook live stream July 28th discussing techniques on targeting Sword Fish out of Port Canaveral. 

    Click on link below;

    https://www.facebook.com/fsfaclub/videos/762478954515360/?t=11


  • Friday, April 10, 2020 2:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    At all locations, you must follow state fishing regulations and on the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge (Banana River No Motor Zone and Mosquito Lagoon) you must carry the "free" refuge fishing permit.

    The permit can be printed from the Refuge web site or picked up on the north end of the refuge (Baris Cove/Haulover Canal area) and is a simple acknowledgement that you understand the Refuge rules and while the permit is free, the fine is substantial for not possessing a signed permit.

    You can also get a copy of the free permit from my other page: Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge fishing permit

    All the areas might be closed at times for rocket launches (my rocket launch schedule page is not always up to date) and the Trident Submarine Basin may be closed if a submarine or ship is docked at the pier.

    All fishing locations have specific rules as to how many guests may be brought to fish. Guests must be signed in at one of the security checkpoints and obtain a daily fishing pass. . For maps and full list of rules: http://centerops.ksc.nasa.gov/resource/fish.htm


  • Thursday, September 10, 2015 1:39 PM | Eric Griggs (Administrator)

    Fishing/Beach Access Rules for Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) & Kennedy Space Center (KSC) http://centerops.ksc.nasa.gov/resource/fish.htm

    View KSC Fishing Spots

    1. Adhere to all federal and state fishing regulations, including those pertaining to size, season, limits, licensing, and fishing equipment
    2. Protect endangered species, don’t disturb turtles, turtle nests (nesting season is May through October), nest markers, numbered wooden stakes, predator screens, light shield, driftwood raceways, or sea turtle skeletal remains, do not feed the wildlife
    3. Protect the delicate ecological environment, do not pick up or remove plants, animals, or historical artifacts
    4. Fish only during daylight hours (daylight hours begin a 1/2 hour after sunrise and end a 1 hour before sunset)
    5. Remove your own trash
    6. Do not clean fish on CCAFS or KSC property
    7. You are limited to two fishing poles per fisherman
    8. Fish at your own risk, alligators, snakes and wild boars inhabit both CCAFS and KSC, so be careful
    9. Do not swim or surf on CCAFS beaches
    10. Firearms, explosives, and alcoholic beverages are prohibited
    11. Badged personnel must escort non-badged guests
    12. No cooking or fires
    13. Fishing is prohibited:

      1. When islands are closed to entry due to bird nesting (will be posted)
      2. Standing on or anchoring to any portion of the Banana River Bridge
      3. On the north side of NASA Causeway
      4. From any CCAFS Banana River Bank
      5. For commercial purposes for any species, including crabs
      6. When posted as closed due to space operations on either CCAFS or KSC for safety reasons
    1. Vehicle and Boat Restrictions:

     .        Only non-motorized boats are allowed, launch boats only from the designated area on the NASA Causeway and from behind Hangar AF

      1. Boats are restricted to the main body of the Banana River on the south side of NASA Causeway and are not allowed into any inland water entrances along the west side of the Banana River, stay out of areas marked “restricted”, “no entry” or hazardous operational areas
      2. Fishing is allowed in the west body of the Banana River from the South side of the NASA Causeway to the Ship Channel markers, you are not allowed into any island water entrances along the West bank. Crossing the Ship Channel from West to East is prohibited
      3. Park vehicles in designated areas only on the NASA Causeway. Park only on the South side, at least 25 feet off the roadway
      4. Trailers for boats launched at Hangar AF must be parked in the lot south of Bldg #60740 near the picnic pavilion
    1. Authorized fishing/beach areas:

     .        Authorized fishing/beach areas: Fishing and beach walking are limited to 1/4 mile either side of the applicable Dune Crossover

      1. Camera Road A Dune Crossover: Located 1/2 mile south of Cape Canaveral Lighthouse - do not park vehicles to block the dune crossover
      2. Camera Road B Dune Crossover: Located 1/10 mile north of Cape Canaveral Lighthouse - do not park vehicles to block the dune crossover
      3. Complex 34 Dune Crossover: Located approximately 9 miles north of the south Gate just off Phillips Parkway, the beach access is located northeast of the blockhouse and the pad - do not park vehicles to block the dune crossover
      4. Navy Port Area: Fishing is authorized at the Trident and Poseidon Wharfs only, fishing is controlled by the Commanding Officer, NOTU. Fishing “Open” or “Closed” signs will be posted at the port entrance - personnel violating this restriction will lose their privileges for a minimum of one year
      5. NASA Causeway pole fishing from the bank is authorized on the south side shoreline of the Banana River in the areas posted for fishing
    1. Fishing permits issuance/authorized times:

     .        If going thru CCAFS’s Pass and ID Office on NASA Causeway thru Gate 1, Fishermen may bring up to seven guests (4adults and 3 children) and obtain a permit from the Pass and ID Office during on-duty hours, register their guest(s) and receive a one day Fishing Pass for each guest, this pass allows access to-and-from the fishing areas only (by the most direct route) and is not valid anywhere else. CCAFS’s Pass and ID Office hours are 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday, except federal holidays.

      1. If going thru KSC’s Badging Station located on SR 405 Gate 3, Fishermen may bring up to seven guests and obtain a permit from the Badging Station duty hours, register their guest(s) and receive a one day Fishing Pass for each guest, this pass allows access to-and-from the fishing areas only (by the most direct route) and is not valid anywhere else. KSC’s Badging Station hours are 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday, except federal holidays. When KSC Badging Station is closed Fishing Passes are issued at the perimeter gates.
      2. Fishing on the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge/KSC and particularly in the No-Motor Zone requires fishermen to possess a valid Refuge Sport Fishing Permit which can be obtained at the refuge Visitor Center or on the Web at http://www.fws.gov/merrittisland/. Or see the U.S. Fish and Wildlife "Fishing Regulations."
    1. Violators of these rules will lose their fishing privileges

     See map in Photos Section

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