A Fishing Club

for the whole family

Central Florida Offshore Anglers (CFOA)



In 1983, John Conlon and Steve McElveen saw a need to start a fishing club in the Central Florida area. Both felt a need as they fished the coastal areas and found that many other anglers were from the Central Florida area. However, unlike many of the ports, Central Florida did not have a fishing club. So through their insight and the efforts of Charlie Eby, Ray Stanton, Jim Neff, and Bill Matthews, Central Florida Offshore Anglers was created.

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Our Mission

Provide angling education and a forum to our members for promoting family participation and friendly activities while respecting the need to conserve our angling resources. Encourage and assist members to promote sport fishing and expand the knowledge of others. Actively work with others to protect our angling resources in Florida and the Atlantic Coast.


To promote camaraderie and friendships within the membership and provide tangible education for all anglers while encouraging active participation by all members in CFOA activities.

CFOA Marine Foundation

In 1997, the CFOA Directors saw a need to organizationally separate the operation of marine conservation program from the our recreational fishing program. Another objective was to provide a corporate vehicle for CFOA members and non-member supporters to receive a tax deduction for their donations for marine conservation work....

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