Hook Logo - Removed Background copy

The next general meeting of the Gainesville Offshore Fishing Club will be held Tuesday, January 24th, 2023

The meeting will feature an explanation of the annual Ellett Contest and advice from Elite Division anglers on targeting the big 10 species and competing in the contest.

Bring scales for annual certification!

As part of the annual Ellet Contest, GOFC members compete to catch the largest fish in each of 10 species categories. Points are awarded to each member based on the size of their largest catch in each category. The member with the most points at the end of the year will be declared the GOFC Angler of the Year for their division. There are five divisions of competition including Men's, Women's, Men's Elite, Women's Elite, and Youth. During the meeting, the rules and scoring system will be explained in more detail and there will be time for questions and answers.

We will also hear from members of the Elite Division, those who have won Angler of the Year in the Men's or Women's Division three times, on their tips for targeting the "Big Ten" species and succeeding in the contest.

All scales used to weigh fish for the Ellett Contest are required to be certified annually for accuracy. During the January meeting we will have a station set up in the back of the room for members to get their scales certified for accuracy. Be sure to bring yours!

As always, there will be lots of pizza, drinks, door prizes, raffles, and information about club events at the meeting so look forward to a fun and informative evening!

GOFC's general meetings are open to the public and prospective members are always encouraged to attend.

Meeting Date and Time:

Tuesday, January 24th, 2023
The doors will open for fellowship at 7 PM.
The meeting will begin at 7:30 PM.


As usual, the meeting will be held in the Auditorium of the Veterinary Academic Building at University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. There's always plenty of free parking right outside the auditorium.

The Auditorium's street address is 1937 SW 16th Avenue, Gainesville, FL.
Meeting Map
We'll see you there!