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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. 

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: 

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


Past President: Chip Whitfield


ACGFA NEWS

 Jimmy Blalock Reef Drop

UPDATE as of November 6th: The contractor has begun moving the debris to the staging area for loading it onto the barge.   It could be a few days or up to two weeks before they move the barge to the drop site.  We will email blast all as soon as we know more.  Thanks for your eagerness for wanting to be a part of this awesome event.

CLUB Information:



Our Next Meeting:
  Christmas Party - Saturday, December 13th at the St. Augustine Shrine Club, 250 1st St.  Social at 5:00, Dinner 6:00, and Santa around 7:00.  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!! The club will provide the meats (turkey, pork roast & baked ham).  Bring your favorite side dish or dessert (vegetable, casserole, cake, pie, etc).



 RSVP: Stephanie Burt - 904-669-0213 with the name, age & sex of the children (12 and under);

Terri
Rothenhousler - 904-806-8162 will take the number of who will attend and what dish or dessert you will bring.  



Basket of Cheer”:  Jim Blalock will provide the “Basket” in memory of  wives Lois & Rene and we club members will provide the “cheer.”  Please bring an item for the basket (booze, wine, beer, mixers, snacks, or party favors) to the Christmas party.  This is a very popular raffle.  All proceeds of the Basket of Cheer will be donated to “Pink up the Pace” (Breast Cancer Charity).  



Raffle: Our raffle team (Jason and Regina) will have a great raffle including nautical jewelry. 



T-Shirts:
See Robert, he has some great items (beanies, t-shirts, etc.) that will make great stocking stuffers.




$100 Drawing
:  Joel Sneed (a new member) was not present at the meeting. This month we will draw until there is a $150 winner present.

Kids Club:

We had twelve (12) kids and two (2) Helpers (Lacy and Nykki) in the Kids Club in November.  They made colorful Disk Fish to take home.  They shared what they were thankful for and what they wanted for Christmas.  This was an awesome group.  I totally enjoy being with your kids!!!  The club is looking for ways to get members involved in monthly activities.  I would like to attend some of the meetings so we are asking for volunteers to oversee the activities for the kids.  You can come up with your own activity or I will have something set up for you to do.  The next opportunity to volunteer is January General membership meeting.  If you are interested in getting involved please see Miss Donna

Food Donations:   The results of your generous giving allowed four less fortunate families to have food for the Thanksgiving holiday and some reserves for their pantry.   This event allows us as a whole to give back to the community and it does make a huge impact on the lives of the recipients.  Thanks for your continued support!

November Angler-of-the-Month Richie Van Kirk: Congratulations to Angler-of-the- Month Richie Van Kirk.  He caught 5 fish for a total of 625 points. Great job Richie. There were 40 fish entered from 9 anglers this month. There were 9 species of fish entered.  Complete list is attached. Catches include cards received from October 25th thru November 29th.  Cards received after November 29th will count for the December Angler-of-the-Month. 



Winners for the Pink Up the Spots Tournament:

1. John Jordan  7.40 lbs

2. Jimmy Colvin  7.05

3.  Andrew Depriest  6.85

4.  Betty Briggs  6.20 (weighted before)

5. Ruth Jordan  6.20

6.  Joe Driscall  6.05 

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.

New locaton: Oldest City Bait and Tackle has moved to a new location.  The new address is 1949 A1A South.  This is location at the corner of 312 and A1A.  Their phone number is (904) 461-0244.  Please make a note of this change and go by and check the new shop out.

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

53.45
9.  Salt Theray

50.50
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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