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The Ancient City Game Fish Association (ACGFA)

The Ancient City Game Fish Association (ACGFA) was organized in 1958. We currently have approximately 130 Members, 6 Honorary Members, and 9 Lifetime Members. Our membership year is from June 1st to May 30th. Dues are $50 a year for a Membership. For new members only, dues are ½ price from December 1st to May 30th. 

The purposes of this organization are to promote the sport of fishing in this area and do whatever is in our power to improve fishing grounds and facilities in the area. 

The ACGFA is very family oriented. We have annual fishing awards for Boats-of-the-Year (inshore and offshore) and Anglers-of-the-Year (Men, Women, Junior (age 8 to 16) and Small-fry (7 and under). 

In addition, there are fishing tournaments for various species almost every month as well as two fish fry/cook-out events, a Christmas Party for the family, and the End of Year Awards/Membership Dinner. Our meetings are conducted at the St. Augustine Shrine Club, 250 1st Street, St. Augustine, Florida. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. with a social hour and the general meeting starts at 7:30. We usually have snacks and a speaker and a "Kids Club" for young anglers. Guests are welcome.

2014 Annual Ancient City Game Fish Challenge




The Ancient City Game Fish Association is proud to announce our annual tournament. The Ancient City Game Fish Challenge, formerly known as the Kingfish Challenge will be held at the NEFMA on July 11th-13th.  Once again this year there will be a two day  SKA sanctioned Kingfish Tournament along with an Inshore Tournament.  Junior Anglers will have there chance on Friday July 11th, with the main tournament on July 12th and 13th.  

The Ancient City Game Fish Challenge will be fished this year in memory of Jerad Revels.  Jered Revels was a local high school student, who tragically lost his life this year while working on his family farm prior to school one morning.  Jerad Revels was a well rounded young man, who loved the outdoors and his family.  Please come out and support this great event to celebrate the life of Jerad Revels, further details to follow.

Please see the Ancient City Game Fish Challenge Tournament Page for additional information, and sign up sheets. 


June Meeting:

Our Next Meeting is the Membership & Awards Dinner:  The annual membership dinner and year-end awards dinner is Saturday, June 21st at the St. Augustine Shrine Club, 250 1st St.  The Board meetings are listed on the address page of this newsletter.  Members are welcomed to the Board meeting.  Note: Due to the Kingfish Challenge (July 10th thru 13th) there is no General Meeting scheduled for July. Our next General Meeting will be August 19th.

April Meeting:

The April meeting of the Ancient City Game Fish Association will be on Tuesday, April 15th at the Fish Bites Company, 56 South Dixie Highway. Times and additional information will be announced when available.  Should be a great event!

Officers and Board of Directors are:

President: Chip Whitfield - Vice-President: Matthew Morse - Treasurer: Linda Manucy - Secretary: Stephanie Burt

Board Members: Angie Ashton - Rick Mackey - Kelly Burres - Jason Schofield - Richie Van Kirk -

Past President: Donna Frantz

Ancient City Game Fish Challenge- In Memory of Jerad Revels:


Boat Name: Weight (lbs)
1.  Traveller 79.20
2.  Bad Company 62.95
3.  Good Life 60.30
4.  Knot Right 59.75
5.  Double K 59.50
6.  Barbara Ann 56.50
7.  Reel Quick 51.52
8.  Summer Fun 50.15
9.  That's What I Do 49.20
10.  Fish Finder 47.40

The 2013 Ancient City Game Fish Challenge is in the books.  This year's tournament was fished by 78 boats from Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina.  On day one 49 fish were brought to the scales with the heaviest fish weighing in at 46.55 lbs caught by the North Carolina team on the Traveller.  Day one ended with 9 fish on the leader board over 30 pounds and the tenth place fish weighing in at 29.65 lbs.   With a number of boats still in the hunt for the prize money day two was sure interesting.  Many captain stay on the beach for day two with the weather conditions; however several nice fish were brought to the scales.  Many teams in the top ten weighed nice fish on day two and gave Bob Johnson on the Traveller a run for his money.  However in the end, Bob Johnson weighed a 32.65 lb fish on day two to win the overall two day aggregate tournament.  The prize money for the heaviest fish was awarded to Kenny Crawford on the Crawfish with his 43 lb plus Kingfish caught on day one (this was the second biggest kingfish of the tournament; however Bob Johnson had already won the aggregate divsion).

The backwater divsion of the tournamet present excitement as well this year.  The slam division ended with a tie for the heaviest three fish slam between John Jordan and Deedo Nelson, due to weigh in time John Jordan was the overall slam division winner with a three fish slam weight of 14.65 lbs.  Other notable backwater fish belonged to Ralph Waldrop with the heaviest redfish and Russell Oldenburg Jr. with a 7.00 lb flounder.  This was Russell Oldenburg Jr. heaviest flounder he has caught in his young 10 year old fish career.  Also, James Revels weighed a nice redfish on day two to finish fourth in the largest fish division.  

I would like express my sincere gratitude to Terri Rothenhausler and Tony Revels for allowing the Ancient City Game Fish Assoication to fish our tournament in loving memory of their son Jerad Revels.  A hugh thank you needs to go to Ocean Grove RV Center for donating a beautiful Tailgate TV/DVD/Radio handmade combo for raffle.  A scholarship will be established in Jerad Revels' name with funds gathered from the raffle, tournament, and other generous donations. 

I would like to thank all of the anglers that came out to fish the tournament, it was a great turn out and I hope everyone enjoyed themselves.  Also, I would like to thank all of the volunteers who helped with the planning and execution of the tournament without each and everyone of you it would not have been successful.  

We have already started the planning for the 2014 Ancient City Game Fish Challenge and hope to see each and everyone of you back next year.  We had fun this year and will definately continue that next year.

Tournament Director

Matt Morse  





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ALL CASH TOURNAMENT! First Place: $10,000! Ten prize categories. Based on 100 boats one prize will be paid for every 10 boats. Prizes will be adjusted up or down based on actual number of paid entries.
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