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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


 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:  November 18th at the Shrine Club. Social is at 6:30, Meeting at 7:30. Installation of the Officers and Board members will be during the General Meeting. The new Board & Officers are listed above. The Board of Director’s meetings are listed on the address page of this newsletter.  Members are welcomed to the Board meeting.  We will be presenting the donations from the Challenge and the donations from the Pink Up the Spots event at this meeting.

November Kids Club:  We will be making Disk Fish.  Come join in on the fun.   Hope to see you there.  Miss Donna

Remember: November is food collection month. Each members that brings 5 non- perishable food items will get a ticket for a chance to win a prize. Last year we were able to collect three hundred food items. We hope to collect even more this year so please remember to pick-up a couple of items for the collection. These donations allowed for 3 families to have food in their pantries for the holidays.  Our goal this year is enough for 4 families to have a great holiday!!!  Thank-you in advance for your support and giving!!! 

 October  Angler-of-the-Month Pam Earle: Congratulations to Angler-of-the- Month Pam Earle. Fishing with Richie Van Kirk on the Dragon Fly, she caught 5 fish for a total of 450 points. Great job Pam. There were 27 fish entered from 14 anglers this month. There were 9 species of fish entered.  Complete list is attached. Catches include cards received from September 25th thru October 25th.  Cards received after October 25th will count for the November Angler-of-the-Month.


This Month’s Business Is Harry’s Curb Mart, 204 State Road 16

They have supported ACGFA for many years.  They have provided meats, produce and other food products for our club cookouts, and functions such as our Christmas Party, Membership and Awards Party and Challenge Tournaments.  Their pricing and services have been outstanding. They have also been a valued sponsor.  The Waldron family has been ACGFA members for years and we appreciate their continued support.





Pink Up The Spots Charity Tournament

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 


September 16, 2014 Meeting

 Our Next Meeting:  will be September 16th at the Shrine Club.  Voting for next year’s Officers and Directors: will be conducted during this meeting and installation of the officers and board will be at the November meeting.  The Board of Directors are President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary & 6 Directors.  You will vote for the Officers and 5 Directors (Note: the outgoing President will serve as the 6th Director). You may submit nominations from the floor providing the person nominated is present and willing to accept the office. The Board operates the club’s business and is very important to the club.  You can also volunteer to Chair or serve on Committees. For you new members, this is an opportunity to get more involved in the club and how it operates. If you would like to nominate someone or if you would like to volunteer for one on these positions contact the current secretary Stephanie at 904-669-0213. Members are welcomed to the Board meeting.  The Board of Director’s meetings are listed on the address page of this newsletter.

Also, Jim Blalock will have a short class on Fishing Rules, Fish Card Preparation & Fish Species as they pertain to ACGFA. I will have several handouts which I think will help you correctly submit your fish catch. You can also save postage!

Since we are back at the Shrine Club, T-Shirt Sales, Raffle, $100 Drawing, Shrine Club Bar and Snacks will all be available.

            Kid's Club is back like school!  Come ready to make a cool fun craft. Miss Donna will be looking for you!  Congratulations to all the winners at last month’s meeting.


  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 - After August 19th any fish caught before or after that date will not count if your dues are not paid.     


August Meeting:

Our Next Meeting:  Our next General Meeting will be August 19th the meeting will be held at B&B Trailers and Accessories Inc. at 2855 US 1 South,  904.829.6855. They will be hosting our club to show off their new facility. Social begins at 6:00 with light food, drinks, and door prizes. B&B supports our fishing community throughout the year with numerous contributions to not for profit tournaments and charitable fund raisers. T-Shirts: Robert will have 2014 Challenge t-shirts and tanks at the August meeting.  Get them while supplies last. The Board of Director’s meetings are listed on the address page of this newsletter.  Members are welcomed to the Board meeting. 

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

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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