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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.

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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