King and Bear Fishing Guidelines -

King and Bear Fishing Guidelines   2-2014

Preface

It is very important to understand that the lakes are first and foremost Retention Ponds for Stormwater Management.  They are not natural.  They have all been created to take road & parking & impervious surface runoff together with whatever gets mixed into that surface water runoff.  They take golf course, yard and common area runoff together with whatever gets mixed into those surface water runoffs.  Some amounts of nutrients, fertilizers, pesticides, oils and other things inevitably get mixed into the various surface water runoffs to make their way into the Stormwater Retention ponds. 

We will call them “lakes and Ponds” for the purpose of this report but they are specifically Stormwater Retention ponds.

Chas Stamm

WGV Recreation Committee  9/28/2011

 

Recreational fishing will only be permitted for residents of the King and Bear and their guests from the common areas of designated ponds within the gates of the King and Bear.  Residents will not be allowed to fish from any golf course property or any private property along any pond.

Property owners whose property borders any pond will be allowed to fish from their own private property.

 

Updates…

10-28-2011 Lake # 13 Hole # 1 on the golf course

The Recreation Committee and HOA Board have decided this pond should remain off limits to fishing from any common ground. It was decided that any fishing activities in any areas of this pond would be a distraction to golfers. Hazardous conditions exist with this pond as well do to errant golf balls.

 

2012 -We have received a number if questions concerning fishing at night.

In the interest of safety with the alligators and snakes in a number of our ponds it is not advisable to be fishing in the dark.  Therefore our hours for safe fishing in our ponds will have to remain from dawn to dusk.

 

8/2013 Tuscan Wood LakeUpdateApproved by the K & B HOA Board –  Research has determined that there is no common access to this pond. Common area is located at the back end of this pond but not accessible without crossing “Conservation Property” or “Private Property.” Fishing is restricted to residents living along the lake and their guests.

The wooded area behind the pond is conservation area and thus any disturbance or intrusion into these lands constitutes an illegal trespass.

2/2014 The Two Ponds Outside the Front Gate Update Approved by K&B HOA Board 2/2014

These ponds are on King and Bear Property and as such, they are for residents of our WGV Community use only. 

 

 

Maps of ponds

 

 

Fishing for Residents (& their Guests)

Only From Common Areas of Designated Ponds

 

Fishing within the limits of the boundaries of the King and Bear is considered to be a privilege.  Abuse of this privilege by any individual or group can result in the revocation of these privileges.   Abuse will be determined by a review of the recreation committee.  The committee also has the right to close off access to fishing to any pond at any time if it deems necessary.

1.       Fishing is restricted to the shoreline of common areas of specific ponds and lakes within the community.

a.       specific guidelines for each pond’ common areas are attached

                                                               i.      Unsightly “No Fishing” signs and signs marking common areas are to be kept to a minimum or not posted at all

                                                             ii.      Specific details of Fishing Guidelines within the King and Bear along with maps of the common areas shall be posted on the King and Bear web site for which all residents have access to.

                                                            iii.      May Management will also have copies to hand out if requested.

2.       Fishing is restricted to property owners and their families and guests only.  Guests must be accompanied by a property owner at all times.  Property owners & their guests are permitted to fish from their own properties.

3.       No commercial fishing is permitted.

4.       Any angler trespassing on any private property must have express permission from that property owner before venturing on to or crossing through that property.

5.       Catch and release must be practiced on any fish captured as many fish have specific usages’ to these ponds and lakes and are critical to a balanced eco system. ( i.e. Algae eating carp, etc.)

a.       Barbless hooks are recommended for ease of successful release.

b.      Artificial baits are suggested for use as live bait decreases the survival rate of released fish.

c.       No live bait should be introduced to any pond.

d.      No cleaning of fish or filleting of fish is allowed on any common or private property in the King and Bear.

6.       No litter shall be left from any fisherman.  All hooks, line, sinkers, bait, wrappers and any other waste material should be taken out of the area by the angler. Leave your area cleaner than you found it.

7.       Consumption of fish from any pond within King and Bear is not recommended.

8.       Fishing will be done at own risk knowing that other creatures are sharing these areas around water.  ( Alligators & Snakes)   Anglers should use extreme caution when fishing from any shoreline.

9.       The SMC-HOA will not be liable for any accident while fishing.  Anglers are fishing at their own risk.

10.   Fishing from boats of any kind is NOT permitted on any pond.

11.   Fishing licenses are required by the State of Florida and all fishing laws will be followed.

12.   Golf course lakes and ponds are NOT part of the King and Bear common lakes and ponds and do not allow fishing or boating of any kind. No one fishing shall trespass on any golf course property.

13.   Parking areas near these ponds are at a minimum.  Anglers will have to walk. Do Not park on the lawn areas.

14.   Ponds that have no access to common areas are still available to property owners.

15.   Specific ponds within the King and Bear are listed below :  Click on the following links to view the maps  -

a.       Bearsford   Lake #1 and Lake #2 only from common area splitting up two neighborhoods

b.      Kingsbury  Lake #3 from Common areas

c.       Waterbury   

                                                               i.      Lake #7 by circle at north entrance – common area by Gazebo

                                                             ii.      Lake #4 at Waterbury entrance – Common Areas

d.      Laterra    Along registry boulevard    Lake #11  ( same map as #4 ) on common property only.  Beware of golf balls.

e.      Laterra Links Lake #9   No Fishing as it is completely enclosed in Laterra Links. Let them determine to allow fishing or not.

f.        Lake #13 – (Hole # 1 on Golf course) By the Windmill Circle - No Fishing -

10-28-2011

The Recreation Committee and HOA Board have decided this pond should remain off limits to fishing from any common ground.

It was decided that any fishing activities in any areas of this pond would be a distraction to golfers.

Hazardous conditions exist with this pond as well do to errant golf balls.

g.       Lake  #14 by Windmill Circle Common Areas

h.      Oakwood has no lake

i.         Lakewood   Has no access to pond common area – Fishing is restricted to residents living along the lake and their guests. The wooded area behind the pond is conservation area and thus any disturbance or intrusion into these lands constitutes an illegal trespass.

j.        Wildwood      Has no access to pond common area – Fishing is restricted to residents living along the lake and their guests. The wooded area behind the pond is conservation area and thus any disturbance or intrusion into these lands constitutes an illegal trespass.

k.       TuscanWood    Has no access to pond common area – Fishing is restricted to residents living along the lake and their guests. The wooded area behind the pond is conservation area and thus any disturbance or intrusion into these lands constitutes an illegal trespass.  Updated 8/2013

        Grovewood  Lake #31  Closed - No Access or Fishing from any area at this time. 

                                                        

 

Chas Stamm 

Recreation Committee

 

With help from Greg Beemer & Rick Pariani - Vanessa Cunningham - Shan Giordao

 

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