About Us

About Us

All About TAC!

There is no question that during the last half of the preceding century no club has been more creative than the Tropical Anglers Club. Founded in 1953, the TAC first held its weekly meeting in a small shack under a bridge on the Miami River. From the inauspicious beginning it soon moved to the Starlight Lounge a short distance away and from there to a store front on 62nd Avenue near Coral way.

But it did not take this eager group of anglers long to realize that durability in any organization is rarely compatible with a nomadic existence. And so in 1960 the TAC membership took a vote, the result of which was to find the right property and build its own permanent clubhouse. In 1961 the Club moved into a brand new facility at its present location near Southwest 67 Avenue and Bird Road. Today the TAC clubhouse is wholly owned by this organization.

The TAC history is replete with angling accomplishments. For example, the very first Metropolitan South Florida Fishing Tournament Master Angler Award went to our own Dick Coe in 1955. Over the years TAC members have won many, Master Anglers Awards, plus many IGFA World records as well.

The very core and essence of an angling club like the Tropical Anglers Club is the fellowship and exchange of ideas. We are a fishing club first and foremost, but not to the exclusion of many enjoyable social activities each year. We are also NOT an elitist group; our members come from all age groups and walks of life, bound together by the common bond of a love of sports fishing.

Most of our members own their own boats, ranging from simple skiffs to large offshore fishing craft.  Over the years we have also contributed significantly to the development of sport fishing boats, among them the popular flats skiff.

Big fish on light tackle ls truly our specialty. We have contributed greatly over the years to refinements in flats, backcountry, inshore, and offshore angling. We are among the first to perfect the art of deep-jigging the offshore reefs of south Florida and the Keys, for instance. Among our club members are recognized experts in all forms of light tackle angling, from big tarpon on fly to tailing bone fish in the skinniest water.

We take conservation seriously. TAC members have always been behind resource preservation and enhancement. Thus it should come as no surprise that we strongly and actively supported the ban on inshore commercial fishing nets that ultimately passed by more than a two-to-one vote in 1997. We have been active in the establishment of numerous artificial reefs, too.


Weekly Meetings

Our regular meetings take place every Tuesday night in our clubhouse at 6720 SW 39 Terrace. On the second Tuesday of each month we also hold a monthly dinner meeting that includes family and guests. Most meetings include programs featuring a well-known guest speaker, and a weekly raffle with top quality prizes.

Monthly club fishing tournaments are open to those who care to participate. Competitions are not a requirement of membership, but if you enjoy the competitive “edge,” then by all means take part in our monthly informal contest. Individual angling skills are developed and improved upon through the sharing of ideas, knowledge and technique. Let us share our many years of experience and innovation with you. Don’t own a boat? There is always lots of room in the many owned by our members.

So don’t put it off any longer! Come by for a visit!


Why Join a Fishing Club?

Participating in a Fishing Club can offer many benefits. Looking back over the past century of sport fishing, it is clearly evident that fishing clubs have contributed more to the sport than any other organization or even a group of organizations. As far back as the early 1900’s such clubs as the Avalon Tuna Club in southern California were responsible for major advances in fishing tackle that include rods, reels, knots, rigging, and so on.

Our club members include very experienced and amendable people in which you can:

  • Learn new techniques.
  • Gain specific fishing and casting skills.
  • Gain friends with a common interest.
  • Participate in fishing outings.
  • Travel to destinations throughout South Florida, the Keys (including the Dry Tortugas) and the Bahamas.
  • Learn.  Each monthly dinner meeting has a guest speaker with vast knowledge in different areas in angling
  • Receive monthly newsletters and informational brochures.
  • Participate in club fishing tournaments. Individual angling skills are developed and improved upon through the sharing of ideas, knowledge and technique.

Let us share our many years of experience and innovation with you.  Don’t own a boat?  There is always lots of room in the many owned by our members. So don’t put it off any longer! Come by for a visit.  Open house Tuesdays at 7pm.