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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 Meeting: will be Tuesday, November 17th at the Shrine Club.  Election and Installation of the Officers and Board members will be during the General Meeting. Nominees for the new Board & Officers are listed below. The Board of Director’s meetings are listed on the address page of this newsletter.  Members are welcomed to the Board meeting.  We will also be presenting the donations from the Ancient City Challenge and the donations from the Pink Up the Spots event at this meeting.

Snacks will be prepared by Harold & Nancy Wishard.

Raffle: Jason & Regina will have a great raffle.  Also Joyce Luker is in charge of a special $5 raffle of a C&H Lures Fish Bag valued at $500 which will be drawn at the Christmas Party (you do not have to be present to win).


T-Shirts will be available, see Robert.

October Angler-of-the-Month Mark Hagan, Jr,: Congratulations to October Angler-of-the- Month Mark Hagan, Jr,Mark caught a 17.55 lb Cobia - 1st place Men’s & largest of month, a 10.6 lb Dolphin - largest of month and a 2.15 lb Triple Tail - 1st place Men’s & largest of month,  for a total of 500 points. Great job Mark. There were 33 fish cards entered from 11 anglers this month. There were 10 species of fish entered.  Complete list is attached. Catches include cards received from September 30th thru October 29th.  Cards received after October 29th will count for the November Angler-of-the-Month.


Nominations for Officers and Board The nominations are open for the 2015-2016 club officers and board members:  President - Vice President - Secretary - Treasurer and five Board members.  If you would like to nominate someone or if you would like to volunteer for one on these positions contact Joyce Luker at (904)794-5666.  Election and installation of Board will be at the November Meeting.


Nominations for Officers and Board for the 2015-2016 club officers and board members on the ballot are:  President - Matt Morse; Vice President - Russ Luker; Secretary - Joyce Luker; Treasurer - Ruth Jordan; Board Members (Vote for 5) -  Carmine Algeria, Kevin Baptiste, Becky Howell, Rick Mackey, Mike Ruff, Stephen Strickland, Chip Whitfield, Angie Ashton, James Gill, Justin Howell, Robert Olsen, Jason Schofield and Kevin Thomas. If you would like to nominate someone or if you would like to volunteer for one on these positions write-in nominations will be accepted from the floor. The person nominated must be present and willing to accept the position.

Next Months Meeting: Christmas Party - Saturday, December 12th  at the St. Augustine Shrine Club, 250 1st St.  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!! Social at 5:00, Dinner 6:00, and Santa around 7:00.  Additional information and Sign-up sheets will be available at the November meeting for the name, age & sex of the children (12 and under), the number attending and what dish or dessert you will bring.

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.

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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