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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.  Membership forms may be found in the "About Us" tab above. 

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:  Joyce Luker

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

Past President: Chip Whitfield


Next General Meeting:

 Our next General Meeting will be August 18th. The meeting will be held at the St. Augustine Shrine Club, 250 Brainard Rd. Social begins at 6:30 with Meeting at 7:00. The Board of Director’s meetings are listed on the address page of this newsletter.  Members are welcomed to the Board meeting.  T-Shirts: Robert will have 2015 Challenge t-shirts and tanks at the August meeting.  Get them while supplies last.


              Membership Info:   All memberships are due. Membership year is June 1st thru May 31st.  Dues are $50.00. A membership includes a spouse or “significant other” and their dependent(s) under 19 years old. IMPORTANT: Because we had no general meeting in July, the Board agreed to extend the membership grace period thru the August 18th meeting.  After August 18th any fish caught before or after that date will not count if your dues are not paid.

 Calendar Change:  The Pink up the Spots Tournament is now scheduled for October 10th. Angie Ashton is the committee chairman.  Info and rules should be available at the August meeting.         

              Young Anglers (Kids) Fishing Tournament:  Thanks to all members that took a Kid fishing during the month long tournament.  All kids that won will receive their prize during the August General Membership Meeting.  So round up all the kids and bring them to the meeting so they can get their winnings!  Standings as of July 27th are attached.

     Junior Anglers Club:  We need volunteer(s) to assist our young anglers.  If interested, please see John Jordan at the August Meeting.          

Fishing Information

      July Angler-of-the-Month Russell Oldenburg, Jr: Congratulations to July Angler-of-the- Month Russell Oldenburg, Jr:  Russell is a Junior angler. He caught 1st, 2nd 3rd & 4th place Flounder, 1st place Trout, and 2nd place Redfish for a total of 525 points. Great job Russell. There were 113 fish cards entered from 52 anglers this month. WOW!!!  There were 13 species of fish entered.  Complete list is attached. Catches include cards received from June 26th thru July 27th.  Cards received after July 27th will count for the August Angler-of-the-Month.

   Barracuda Tournament: The In-Club Old School Shootout Tournament has been cancelled for this calendar year.  There will be an In-Club Barracuda Tournament on August 29th. Chip Whitfield is the committee chairman. You can sign up with Chip at the Bait Shack.  Info and rules should be available at the August meeting.

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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