ACGFA ELECTION RESULTS
President: Chip Whitfield
Vise-President: Matthew Morse
Treasurer: Linda Manucy
Secretary: Stephanie Burt
Board Members: Angie Ashton
Richie Van Kirk
Past President: Donna Frantz
REDFISH SPOTS TOURNAMENT (IN-CLUB) - October 12th
FISHING: This tournament is an In-Club tournament for ACGFA Members only. This is an “Angler Tournament,” anglers can fish against each other on the same boat. Anglers must fish in local waters. Federal State, and/or County fishing laws and regulations always apply.
SAFETY: SAFETY IS ALWAYS FIRST. Safety is paramount; Captains are responsible for the safe and legal operation of their boats at all times.
QUALIFYING FISH: Fish eligible for this tournament are Redfish (Red Drum, Red Bass). All fish must be caught on hook and line and landed in whole condition. Angler’s must strike and fight their fish unassisted to the net. Fish must be of legal length (18” min., 27” max. mouth closed & tail pinched), bag and possession limits. The winning fish will be the Redfish with the most spots counted on both sides of the fish’s body. Spots must be separated to count. Spots that are not separated, irregular or misshaped will count as one spot. The Judge’s count is final. In case of a tie, the earliest fish judged will win. Entering a fish that is not legal will result in disqualification from the tournament. Mutilated fish will not be counted.
JUDGING: will be at the Ocean Grove RV Super center SR. 206 and US 1 . Anglers may bring their fish for judging anytime from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Anglers must be in line at Ocean Grove by 5:00 pm. It doesn’t get any easier than this!
CHECKOUT and CHECK-IN: There is none; however, you must be entered with Rick Mackey by 6:00 pm on Friday October 11th. No entries will be accepted on the day of the tournament. If a boat comes to the Ocean Grove for official judging, the boat and anglers on that boat are done fishing for the day.
RADIO: Captains are reminded that they should have an operational VHF radio on board their boat for safety. Tournament staff will not monitor VHF
AWARDS: The prize structure for this tournament is. Club match the entry fees and will be awarded to the top three anglers as follows. Payout: 1st place 50% - 2nd place 30% - 3rd place 20%. The top three angler’s awards will be presented that night.
PROTEST: The Tournament Chairman will settle any protest. The Tournament Chair’s decision is final.
ENTRY FEE: Entry fee is $10.00 per angler. There is a 10-angler minimum for this tournament. You must be entered with Rick Mackey by 6:00 pm on Friday October 11th. No entries will be accepted on the day of the tournament. Ask about the tournament-in-the-tournament for Flounder, Trout & Redfish.
WEATHER: Use your best judgment, but have fun. No weather day.
TOURNAMENT CHAIRMAN: To enter or if you have questions, Contact Rick Mackey 904-501-2032
Ancient City Game Fish Association Election Night
The Ancient City Game Fish Association will meet Tuesday, September 17 at the St Augustine Shrine Club. Social begins at 6:30 with light food and beverages. The meeting begins around 7:00. The junior anglers club will meet during the business portion. New business is election of officers. Officers and directors will be voted into their positions for the next year. At this point there are 13 candidates for the 5 director positions. Other business includes monthly fishing awards, bloopers, new reef information, fishing rules, and fishing stories. There will be a sign-up sheet for the annual in club "spots" tournament, cost is $10 per angler. Our October charity events Pink Up The Pace and Pink Up the Spots are growing everyday, sign up sheets will be available at the meeting. Come out and support us, new members are always welcome.
Ancient City Game Fish Association Fighting for Chuck
There will be a benefit for Chuck Burres to help raise money for unexpected expenses that have been incurred from fighting cancer for the past two and a half years. Come to the St Augustine Shrine club on Saturday September 14th for a fun day for all. There will be a rummage sale in the morning from 8-12 followed by horse shoes and corn hole tournaments, dinner at 4:00, and music. There will be a cash bar, courtesy of Ralph and the Shrine Club. Dinner tickets are $25 per couple. Something for everyone, raffles, and 50-50. Come out and help an Ancient City Game Fish Association family. For rummage sale donations or questions call Kelly 669-4700 or Jaymie 669-4701. If you are unable to attend , donations are great fully excepted at www.gofundme.com/409yhg
Ancient City Game Fish Challenge- In Memory of Jerad Revels:
|2. Bad Company
|3. Good Life
|4. Knot Right
|5. Double K
|6. Barbara Ann
|7. Reel Quick
|8. Summer Fun
|9. That's What I Do
|10. Fish Finder
The 2013 Ancient City Game Fish Challenge is in the books. This year's tournament was fished by 78 boats from Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina. On day one 49 fish were brought to the scales with the heaviest fish weighing in at 46.55 lbs caught by the North Carolina team on the Traveller. Day one ended with 9 fish on the leader board over 30 pounds and the tenth place fish weighing in at 29.65 lbs. With a number of boats still in the hunt for the prize money day two was sure interesting. Many captain stay on the beach for day two with the weather conditions; however several nice fish were brought to the scales. Many teams in the top ten weighed nice fish on day two and gave Bob Johnson on the Traveller a run for his money. However in the end, Bob Johnson weighed a 32.65 lb fish on day two to win the overall two day aggregate tournament. The prize money for the heaviest fish was awarded to Kenny Crawford on the Crawfish with his 43 lb plus Kingfish caught on day one (this was the second biggest kingfish of the tournament; however Bob Johnson had already won the aggregate divsion).
The backwater divsion of the tournamet present excitement as well this year. The slam division ended with a tie for the heaviest three fish slam between John Jordan and Deedo Nelson, due to weigh in time John Jordan was the overall slam division winner with a three fish slam weight of 14.65 lbs. Other notable backwater fish belonged to Ralph Waldrop with the heaviest redfish and Russell Oldenburg Jr. with a 7.00 lb flounder. This was Russell Oldenburg Jr. heaviest flounder he has caught in his young 10 year old fish career. Also, James Revels weighed a nice redfish on day two to finish fourth in the largest fish division.
I would like express my sincere gratitude to Terri Rothenhausler and Tony Revels for allowing the Ancient City Game Fish Assoication to fish our tournament in loving memory of their son Jerad Revels. A hugh thank you needs to go to Ocean Grove RV Center for donating a beautiful Tailgate TV/DVD/Radio handmade combo for raffle. A scholarship will be established in Jerad Revels' name with funds gathered from the raffle, tournament, and other generous donations.
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 2014 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.
ANCIENT CITY GAME FISH CHALLENGE TOURNAMENT
Early Registration End April 15, 2013 Register Early and Recieve A $50 Discount. Register for the Kingfish Division by April 15th for $300.00. Please see the Ancient City Game Fish Challenge Page for Details.
ANCIENT CITY GAME FISH ASSOCIATION KIDS TOURNAMENT
There will be a kids 12 and under fishing tournament on Saturday March 16th. Everyone’s a winner! Registration will begin at 8:00am at the St Augustine Marina on Vilano Beach. The first 100 kids will receive a free fishing pole. The fishing poles are provided by FWC Fish Florida. We thank them for their continued support of youth fishing activities throughout the state. The fishing clinic, with lots of fun activities, starts at 9:00. The tournament begins at 10:00 on the Vilano Beach Pier on the Inter coastals Waterway. The pier is maintained for the public by the St John’s County Park and Recreation Department. It’s a great facility and we thank our county for their involvement with kids and our fishing community. There will be great awards with lots of categories. Hot dogs will be cooked at the Beaches on Vilano Restaurant and provided with chips and drinks. Awards will begin at 12:00 inside Jimmy Beach’s St Augustine Marina. Dads, while you are there be sure to walk around and see their complete line of boats, motors, and accessories. Come in and try St Augustine’s only “no pressure” boat sales experience. The tents, tables and chairs are provided by Taylor Rental. Thanks to all the other sponsors for their involvement with the kids in our fishing community. Special thanks to Folgeman Builders Supply, S and S Tackle, and The Lawn Ranger. This event is sponsored by the Ancient City Game Fish Association. We believe in Fishing – Fun -- Family. Check us out at acgfa.com for more information.
February Meeting - BOZARD FORD & Ancient City Game Fish Challenge Kick-Off Party
On February 19, 2013 the membership of the ACGFA was graciously invited to Bozard Ford for our monthly meeting. Bozard Ford is our tournament headline sponsor once again this year, and constantly helps and supports ACGFA. The tournament was kicked off and information was provided to the meeting attendees on rule changes, tournament format changes, and exciting new features of the tournament for this year. However, the biggest announcement of the evening was that this year the Ancient City Game Fish Challenge will be fished IN MEMORY OF JERAD REVELS. Jerad Revels was a high school student, who tragically lost his life while working on his family farm before school this year. This event directly affected the St Augustine community, and this event will be a way to celebrate his life and remember Jerad Revels. At the event a new tournament banner was presented to the club, that will soon be making its way around to local St. Augustine businesses. Also, the club present tournament coins to the family members in attendance, these coins have tournament logos on one side and Jerad Revels remembrance on the other side. Please come out to support this event by fishing in the tournament, helping to work the tournaments, or providing ideas to make this one special event for the family and friends of Jerad Revels.
Also, the meeting included information for our annual kids dock tournament, to be held at St Augustine Marina on March 16th. Registration starts at 8:00, with the fishing clinic at 9:00, and a dock tournament from 10:00 to 12:00 with awards and lunch to follow. Each participant will receive a hotdog, chips, cookie, and water (lunch will be available for adults for a small donation). This is a great event and everyone is welcome. Also, discussed was the April 14th benefit for Wanda and Leroy Kinlaw, this will be great event with RED RIVER BAND, a horseshoe tournament, food and drinks, for additional information or tickets please contact Chip Whitfield.
Please feel free to contact Matt Morse (410-925-3671) with tournament questions/ideas or Chip Whitfield for club related business. Thank you once again to BOZARD FORD for the support and making this evening fun and exciting.