JUNE 2014


ACGFA, P.O. Box 2001, St. Augustine, Fl 32085

President – Chip Whitfield, Vice-President – David Ashton,

Treasurer – Linda Manucy, Secretary – Stephanie Burt, 

Directors – Donna Frantz (Past President), Matt Morse,

Richie Van Kirk, Rick Mackey, Justin Jarriel, and Mike Colee.  Newsletter Editor: Jim Blalock - Phone 904-501-1447

ACGFA Web Site Address:

CLUB Information:

Our Next Meeting is the Membership & Awards Dinner:  The annual membership dinner and year-end awards dinner is Saturday, June 21st at the St. Augustine Shrine Club, 250 1st St.  The Board meetings are listed on the address page of this newsletter.  Members are welcomed to the Board meeting.  Note: Due to the Kingfish Challenge (July 10th thru 13th) there is no General Meeting scheduled for July. Our next General Meeting will be August 19th.

Membership and Awards Dinner - Saturday June 21stSocial and membership registration will start at 5:00 pm, Dinner at 6:00, Awards at 7:00 with Raffle following.  Those wanting to help decorate and prepare the club should show up at 3:00 pm.  Dinner is free for members or persons who become members at the party. Non-member guests may buy dinner tickets for $10.00. Dinner will be a Steak Cook-out; you will cook your own 8 oz. rib-eye steak.  Menu: Steak, Potatoes, Cob Corn & more. The club will prepare all the trimmings.  You are encouraged to bring an appetizer or dessert.  The theme is Patriotic so wear your red, white & blue...

Last Months Meeting:  Was hosted by Ocean Grove RV Super Store at their business at SR206 & US1. There were hamburgers and hot dogs and all the trimmings.  There were door prizes and the $150 membership drawing was won by Terri Rothenhousler who donated it back to the club. Also Ocean Grove donated a Yeti Cooler for our raffle. Thank you very much Terri for your generosity and we all enjoyed your hospitality.


Raffle & T-Shirts: There will be a great raffle and Robert will have shirts and caps for sale.  The $100 Membership Drawing will be drawn until there is a winner present.

Ladies  and Spring Kick-Off Tournaments:
  Awards will be at the June Membership & Awards Dinner.

Fishing Information:

In-Club Cobia & King Tournaments: The Cobia Tournament has been cancelled due to lack of participation. The Kingfish Tournament is June 28th. Rules are attached and will be at the meeting. . You MUST sign-up and pay not later than the June 21st Membership & Awards Dinner.


May  Angler-of-the-Month: Chip Whitfield Congratulations to our President Chip. He caught a an Amberjack, 3 Dolphin, and a Wahoo for a total of 600 points. There were 31 entry cards from 14 anglers this month. There were 11 species of fish entered. Complete list is attached. Catches include cards received from May 1st thru May 29th. There were 11 cards for fish caught before April 30th but received after May 1st which counted for the May Angler-of-the-Month, they also were included the the 2013-2014 awards. Cards received starting May 30th will count for the June Angler-of-the-Month.


NEFMA Bluewater Tournament:A huge thank-you to the following club members and friends that worked the Marlin Club Bluewater three day tournament: Dick & Betty Newton, Rodney & Susan Ryan, Chip & Tammie Whitfield, Kelly, Nikki  & Jamie Burres, Pierre & Anita Pierce, Bert & Brenda Walton, John & Ruth Jordan, Pat King, Donald Power, Justin Jarriel, Krystal Faris, Robert Olson, John Kolbe, Stephanie Burt, James & Linda Manucy,and Donna Frantz.  I hope I didn’t miss anyone. The Marlin Club is donating their facility for our ACGFA Challenge Tournaments use.  Thank-you - Jim Blalock

Recreational Red Snapper:  NOAA Fisheries Announces the Opening of the 2014 Commercial and Recreational Red Snapper Fishing Seasons in South Atlantic Federal Waters. The recreational fishing season will open for two weekends of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and one weekend of Friday and Saturday. During the open recreational season, the bag limit is one fish per person per day and there is no minimum size limit. See schedule chart below.

Service Agreement Membership (SAM): Attention all 18 to 26 year-olds. We need your participation in the ACGFA. The Ancient City Game Fish Association is offering the service agreement membership that will allow you to join the club without paying yearly dues. Your volunteer commitment at events and/or club projects will be your payment for the membership. If you are under 21 or 21 to 26 and a full-time student you qualify. We need you. SAM or service agreement membership will be available at the Membership and Awards Dinner. See you there!

President’s Message:  I would like to thank Ocean Grove for hosting the May general meeting and thank all the members that came, we gave away lots of prizes.

    Thanks for all the volunteers that helped with the Bluewater Tournament, we had a blast for 3 days an saw a lot of nice fish.   

     Come join us for the June Membership & Awards Party, it’s that time again to renew your membership. The theme is going to be Patriotic so wear your red, white & blue...come join in on some fun.  Lots of raffle prizes and T-shirts and lots more.

     We will NOT have a general meeting in July, so I will see your smiling faces again in August.

Fish On - President -
Chip Whitfield

ACGFA YEAR-END STANDINGS 2014 – 2015 (May 29th)


1st - Fishaholic - Jerry Colvin - 275 Pts

2nd - TIE - Live Wire - Terrell Jones &

 Minorcan Pilot - Charles Schonder - 75 Pts


1st – Carmel Lynn - Joel Cunningham - 125 Pts 2nd - N 2 Deep - Kelly Burres - 275 Pts

3rd - Empty Bucket - Rod Rodriguez - 100 Pts



1st - Alison Colvin - 175 Pts

2nd - Tina Jones - 100 Pts

3rd - None


1st – Jerry Colvin – 200 Pts

2nd – Charles Schonder – 75 Pts

3rd – None



1st – Chip Whitfield  – 300 Pts

2nd - Matt Morse  – 275 Pts

3rd - Rod Rodriguez - 100 Pts



1st - Fishaholic - Jerry Colvin – 350 Pts


1st – Kichcota - Matt Morse - 475 Pts



1st - Matthew Padgett, Jr - 1175 Pts


1st - Luke George - 500 pts


1st - Alison Colvin - 1300 Pts


1st – Richie Van Kirk – 825 Pts



1st - Matthew Padgett, Jr - 100 Pts


1st - Luke George - 1050 pts


1st – Vikki Sims – 7425 Pts


1st – Joel Cunningham  – 475 Pts