Arlington Anglers

Meetings / Speakers


We meet in the lower level meeting room at Poplar Creek Bowl Banquets in Hoffman Estates, IL. Located in the Barrington Square Shopping Center just off I 90 at Barrington Rd. & East on Higgins Rd. 2354 W Higgins Rd. | Hoffman Estates, IL 60169 

Note- Due to Covid-19, we are doing monthly webinars online our members.  Please check back on a regular basis to see when we can safely conduct live meetings once again.


3rd Tuesday of each month starting at 6:30 PM

About Our Meetings 

Our club works to monthly bring you a variety of interesting guest speakers to educate and share their knowledge.  They may be local guides, DNR Officers, tackle company reps., Radio/TV hosts, or others from the world of fishing. Educational topics range from hook types, lure presentation, new techniques/trends, how to fish more productively, and more.

**NOTE** – due to Covid19, we have had to adjust our meeting schedules.  As of May, we have temporarily gone to Webinars for Members.  Stay tuned for move back to regular meetings open to visitors and members.

At each meeting there are door raffles, prize raffles all for a modest $3 meeting fee for members and $7 for non-members. Yearly membership is $40 payable either by mail or at the next meeting.

In addition to the monthly meetings, our club sponsors/participates/volunteers for many fishing related events in the community such as  Kids Fishing Derbies,  Special Needs and Senior Fishing events, Annual Fishing Flea Market and other educational activities.   We also do an annual club picnic/barbecue in August and a holiday party in December at a local restaurant.  Members are encouraged to bring the family and friends along and get them involved in any of these activities.


Monthly Speakers 

Arlington Anglers proudly posts our 2020 Monthly Speaker/Topics Schedule:

Jan 21, 2020Catch More Fish Everywhere Johnny Wilkins – Chicago Fishing School

Feb 18, 202010 Insights To Trophy Bass Hunting Andrew Ragas – Northwoods Bass 

Mar 17, 2020 – ** Covid19 Cancellation **

April 21, 2020 – ** Covid19 Cancellation ** rescheduled to May Webinar**

May 19, 2020 –  Virtual/Zoom Meeting – Members Only – What You Can “See” With Electronics – Mark O’Neill – Lowrance Pro Staff 

June 16, 2020 – Virtual/Zoom Meeting – Members Only – Finding Post Spawn Crappie – Jim Kopjo – “Crappie Professor” 

July 21, 2020 – Virtual/Zoom Meeting – Members Only – Fishing the Illinois Fox River  – Violet Talley Tournament Bass Angler – refer to Members’ web page or emailed newsletter for details.

Aug 18, 2020Annual Club Picnic – cancelled

Sept 15, 2020 – Virtual/Zoom Meeting – Members Only – Fall/Winter Lake Michigan Harbor Fishing – Doug Kloet – Doug Kloet Guide Service

Oct 20, 2020 – Virtual/Zoom Meeting – Members Only – Swimbaits Catch EverythingBob Bobich – Fishing Coach

Nov 17, 2020 Club Member Speakers Night + 2021 Officer Elections + Pizza Party

Dec 13, 2020Club Christmas Party & Awards Banquet