Tournaments Overview

Ancient City Game Fish Association (ACGFA) Challenge Tournaments!

Redfish Bash dates are May 26-27th 2023

Kingfish Challenge dates are July 13 – 15, 2023.

The Ancient City Challenge Tournaments is now split into 2 seperate tournaments in celebration of fishing in the Ancient City. Our beloved, not-for-profit and locally produced fishing tournament has nearly two decades of history in St. Johns County and is a tournament that celebrates family fun, our waterways and our community.  Most proceeds from the event go to support local charities and to our offshore restoration efforts including the upkeep of our 40-acre artificial reefs which include Andy King Reef, Honest Jim Blalock Reef, and our “Eternal Reef” which is dedicated to the placement of reef balls that provides the opportunity for families to place the ashes of loved ones as a final resting place.

These tournaments would not be possible without the help of our many volunteers and sponsors. We hope that you enjoy the weekend, thank the volunteers for their efforts, and support our sponsors when you can.

2023 Challenge Director – Melissa Strickland (904) 222-1042

NEW 2023 Challenge Prize Structures!


Schedule of events:

RedFish Bash

Friday, May 26th
4-7pm Final Registration
7:30pm Captains Meeting

Saturday, May 28th – Fishing
3-5pm Weigh in
Awards will follow after weigh-in closes and scores are tallied.

Kingfish Challenge

Thursday, July, 13th
5-7pm – Junior Angler Registration
7pm Captains Meeting

Friday, July 14th
7am – 3pm – Junior Angler Tournament
2 – 4pm – Junior Angler Weigh-In
4-7pm – Final Registration for Kingfish Challenge
4pm – close – Food, Cash Bar, Raffle, Vendors
7pm – Mandatory Captains Meeting

Saturday, July 15th
3-6pm – Food, Cash Bar, Vendors
3-5pm – Weigh-In

All Awards (Jr & General Tournament) will follow after weigh-in closes and scores are tallied.

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