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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 Brainard Dr., 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.


Officers and Board of Directors are:

President: Matt Morse - Vice-President: Angie Ashton - Treasurer: Ruth Jordan - Secretary: 

Board Members: Jason Schofield, Richie Vankirk, Terri Rothenhasler, Russ Luker, Rick Mackey

Past President: Chip Whitfield



5th Annual Free Kids Clinic

Ancient City Game Fish Association


Major Sponsors

St Augustine Marina

                                                   Coastal Conservation Association (CCA)
                                                    St Johns County Recreation and Parks

McDonalds -  Fish Florida – Avid Angler

Andy's Taylor Rental – Sea Tow - Fish Bite            St Johns County Marine Rescue



Saturday, 14 March 2015

Kids 12 and Under


Registration @ 8:00 am


St Augustine Marina - Vilano Beach


Fishing and Safety Clinic @ 9:00 am


Free burger, sliced apples, chips, and drink.


Raffle/Drawing @ 11:30 am


First 150 kids will get a free fishing pole.




No Fishing Tournament Due





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Next General Meeting:

ACGFA Challenge Kick-off Party: The February meeting will be Tuesday, February 17th at Bozard Ford Lincoln, 540 Prime Outlet Blvd.  They are our major sponsor for the ACGFA Challenge Tournament. They have a great facility and refreshments, prizes and snacks will be provided. The club will raffle an entry to the Kingfish Challenge There will be a program about vehicles and trailering your boat. There will be door prizes and special activities for the kids. Social at 6:00 pm and General meeting 7:00 pm.

 Last Months Meeting:

 Chili Cookoff: This year the winners were elected by the members present who sampled and voted for their favorite chili.  Congratulations to the winners:  1st place Kelly & Jamie Burres, 2nd Place John King, 3rd Place Tie: Mark Hagen, Sr. & Jim Blalock.  There were 10 pots of chili entered, they were great.




 Jimmy Blalock Reef Drop

UPDATE as of December 19th: The contractor will be moving the barge to the drop site in the morning of the 20th.  We will be meeting at the jetties at 8am to go out and watch the drop.  Anyone wanting to join us, you are welcome to do so.  Thanks for your eagerness for wanting to be a part of this awesome event.

CLUB Information:

CLUB Information:
Next General Meeting - Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 at the St. Augustine Shrine Club.  Social 6:00, Chili Judging 6:30 and General meeting 7:00

January Meeting and Chili Cook-off.  Its Chili Cook-off time again. Judging starts at 6:30 sharp. Snacking starts as soon as judging ends. To sign up please call Terri Rothenhousler - 904-806-8162 there will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. The guest speaker will be a member of FWC. Ther will also be activities for our young anglers.

Christmas Party:  Anyone that missed the Christmas Party missed a great time.  There were many members, children and guests there and, of course Santa and Mrs. Claus. Many thanks to Harry and Marie Frantz and to Santa’s helpers (Stephanie & Alexis) for making Santa’s visit a great time for the children (young and old). Thanks also to all who cooked the meat, brought covered dishes and desserts, they were delicious. Thanks to the kitchen and decorating crews for their hard work.  The Shrine Club looked great.  Thanks also to Donna Frantz who handled the “Basket of Cheer”.  Thanks to all who brought the “cheer” there were enough club donations to make two baskets.  Stephanie Burt won a “Basket of Cheer “and Harold Wishard won the other.  Proceeds from the Basket of Cheer ($330) will be donated to Pink Up the Pace charity.  Jason and Regina had a great raffle. Winners were: Kyle Eatman, Stephanie Burt, Karri Thomas, Allen Pitcock (2), Betty Briggs, Mason Wishard, Kari Gill, Pamela Earle, Nancy Wishard, Leroy Kinlaw, Jimmy Blalock (4), Mike Ruff, Sherry Hersey, Angie Ashton (3), Trudy Tedder, Alison Colvin, and Eddie Gatchell. The club made two charitable donations: Ronald McDonald House received $2,000 and the Jerad Revels Scholarship fund received $1800.

Our Next Meeting:
  Christmas Party - Saturday, December 13th at the St. Augustine Shrine Club, 250 1st St.  Social at 5:00, Dinner 6:00, and Santa around 7:00.  What a deal; great food, gifts for the kids, “basket of cheer” and great raffle!!  Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there.  Come have fun with us!! The club will provide the meats (turkey, pork roast & baked ham).  Bring your favorite side dish or dessert (vegetable, casserole, cake, pie, etc).

 RSVP: Stephanie Burt - 904-669-0213 with the name, age & sex of the children (12 and under);

Rothenhousler - 904-806-8162 will take the number of who will attend and what dish or dessert you will bring.  

Basket of Cheer”:  Jim Blalock will provide the “Basket” in memory of  wives Lois & Rene and we club members will provide the “cheer.”  Please bring an item for the basket (booze, wine, beer, mixers, snacks, or party favors) to the Christmas party.  This is a very popular raffle.  All proceeds of the Basket of Cheer will be donated to “Pink up the Pace” (Breast Cancer Charity).  

Raffle: Our raffle team (Jason and Regina) will have a great raffle including nautical jewelry. 

See Robert, he has some great items (beanies, t-shirts, etc.) that will make great stocking stuffers.

$100 Drawing
Joel Sneed (a new member) was not present at the meeting. This month we will draw until there is a $150 winner present.

Kids Club:

We had twelve (12) kids and two (2) Helpers (Lacy and Nykki) in the Kids Club in November.  They made colorful Disk Fish to take home.  They shared what they were thankful for and what they wanted for Christmas.  This was an awesome group.  I totally enjoy being with your kids!!!  The club is looking for ways to get members involved in monthly activities.  I would like to attend some of the meetings so we are asking for volunteers to oversee the activities for the kids.  You can come up with your own activity or I will have something set up for you to do.  The next opportunity to volunteer is January General membership meeting.  If you are interested in getting involved please see Miss Donna

Food Donations:   The results of your generous giving allowed four less fortunate families to have food for the Thanksgiving holiday and some reserves for their pantry.   This event allows us as a whole to give back to the community and it does make a huge impact on the lives of the recipients.  Thanks for your continued support!

November Angler-of-the-Month Richie Van Kirk: Congratulations to Angler-of-the- Month Richie Van Kirk.  He caught 5 fish for a total of 625 points. Great job Richie. There were 40 fish entered from 9 anglers this month. There were 9 species of fish entered.  Complete list is attached. Catches include cards received from October 25th thru November 29th.  Cards received after November 29th will count for the December Angler-of-the-Month. 

Winners for the Pink Up the Spots Tournament:

1. John Jordan  7.40 lbs

2. Jimmy Colvin  7.05

3.  Andrew Depriest  6.85

4.  Betty Briggs  6.20 (weighted before)

5. Ruth Jordan  6.20

6.  Joe Driscall  6.05 



New locaton: Oldest City Bait and Tackle has moved to a new location.  The new address is 1949 A1A South.  This is location at the corner of 312 and A1A.  Their phone number is (904) 461-0244.  Please make a note of this change and go by and check the new shop out.

2014 Annual Ancient City Game Fish Challenge

RESULTS for 2014:

Boat Name: Weight (lbs)
1.  Reel Quick 90.25
2. Total Chaos 82.55
3.  Preventive Maintenance 76.90
4.  Crawfish 74.80
5.  Second Chance 72.95
6.  Bam Bam 63.45
7.  Salty Dawg 62.95
8.  Fish Buster

9.  Salt Theray

10. Double K 50.20

The Back water Challenge 2014:

Single Red Fish


 1.  Ruth Jordan              7.50

 2. Jim Price                     7.25

 3. Brian Suousa Jr.         6.95

 4. Rich Mackey                6.75

 5. Jesse Blassingame     6.17

 6. David Kilgore               6.05


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 2015 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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