The Ancient City Game Fish Challenge presented by Ancient City Game Fish Association is an exciting three day tournament based in beautiful historic downtown Saint Augustine, Florida. This tournament was previously known as the Kingfish Challenge. This year there will be three divisions (Kingfish Challenge, Back Water Challenge, and Junior Kingfish Tournament) that come together to create a world class tournament in the nations oldest city. The tournament is based out of Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor and Northeast Florida Marlin Association Clubhouse.
The tournament opens on Thursday July 7, 2016 with a Junior Clinic/ Captain Meeting and on Friday July 8, 2016 with a world class Junior's tournament. The Junior Kingfish Tournament features an offshore Kingfish Tournament for those anglers wishing to venture outside of the Saint Augustine Inlet, into the rich waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Awards are presented to the top anglers in each division, including junior anglers and small fry anglers .
The main events of the tournament start Friday evening, with the captain's meeting for the Kingfish Challenge and Backwater Challenge. The Kingfish Challenge is a two day offshore tournament, with a two day aggregate format. The Kingfish Challenge is a Southern Kingfish Association sanctioned event, in Division 5. Teams entering the Kingfish Tournament are fighting it out for over $24,000 is cash and prizes.
Backwater Challenge tournament anglers fish both Saturday and Sunday, for Redfish found locally in Saint Augustine waters. Anglers are permitted to fish by boat, pier, beach, or any other means of reaching the water. All fish must be landed by rod and reel, and anglers may transport fish to the weigh-in location by boat or car. Anglers are permitted to fishing from the Saint Mary's Inlet to Ponce Inlet. Backwater Challenge weigh-in will be a two day offshore tournament, with a two day aggregate format. Backwater Challenge anglers are fighting it out for over $4000.00 in cash and prizes.
This world class three day tournament in beautiful Saint Augustine, Florida is Ancient City Game Fish Association's only means of fund raising for the entire year. The club wants to thank all of our wonder sponsors, who support the club year after and year. Also, the club wants to thank all of the anglers and teams who return year after year to fish this great tournament.
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