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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:  Joyce Luker

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

Past President: Chip Whitfield



Registration forms for the 20th Annual Ancient City Game Fish Challenge are available online for the Kingfish Division.  Early entry fees have been extended to May 31st.  Register now and SAVE!!!!!! 


Next General Meeting:

 Due to the Ancient City Game Fish Challenge (July 10th thru 12th) there is no General Meeting scheduled for July. Our next General Meeting will be August 18th. The Board of Director’s meetings are listed on the address page of this newsletter.  Members are welcomed to the Board meeting.

Last Month’s Meeting was the annual year-end awards and membership dinner, approximately 200 attended. Included were 58 renewed memberships and 11 new members!  There are quite a few members that have not renewed. If you are one please renew soon.

                There were 38 Individual and 2 Boat Awards presented. A complete list of awards is listed on the Web-site.  Congratulations to all winners.

                Dinner was cook your own Sirloin Steak with all the trimmings. 
Thanks to all who brought the great appetizers and desserts.  Many thanks to all of the volunteers who planned, bought the food, prepared the sides, decorated the Shrine Club, set up the kitchen, cleaned-up, did all the paperwork, plaques and the trophies, and made sure all of us enjoyed the party. It was a great event!  If you missed it - shame on you.  :<(

                After several names were drawn and they were not present, the Stephen Strickland Family won the $200 Membership Drawing.  Congratulations!!!  The drawing will be $100 at the August meeting. It pays to attend the meetings. You must be present to win!

                Jason and Regina had a great Raffle and drawing, winners were: Tammie Whitfield, Carmel Cunningham (2), Keri Gill, TJ Jones, Valerie Pacetti, Pat King, Olivia Ruff, John Morrn, Russell Oldenberg (3), Kevin Baptiste, Regina Schofield (2), Mike Ruff (2), Amy Hendren (2), Jennifer Tibbs, Abigail Blocker, Megan Hopkins, Jim Blalock, Alexis Hatfield, Ralph, and Janet Long.

 ACGFA Secretary:  Joyce Luker has volunteered to fill the vacant ACGFA Secretary position. This is a very important position on our Board of Directors and we are very happy to have her help.  Thanks Joyce

June Angler-of-the-Month (AOM): Congratulations to Luke George.  Luke caught inshore, and offshore fish  including a 11.75 lb Kingfish, 3 Pompey Drum 10.0, 8.4, & 5.8 lbs; 2 Whiting 1.2 &1.0 lbs, and released a Sailfish for a total of 950 points. In addition, he now leads both the Inshore and Offshore Junior Angler-of-the-Year categories. Great job Luke. There were 53 entry cards from 27 anglers this month. There were 12 species of fish entered. Complete list is attached. Catches include cards received from May 27th thru June 26th. Cards received after June 26th will count for the July Angler-of-the-Month.




Web-Site Registration: If you have not established an account on the web-site ( please do so. The “Login” is available at the very bottom of the Home Page OR click on “Members Only” then on one of the selections shown, i.e. “Fish Card Entry”.  The “User Log In” will come up, then Click “Register” enter your information and establish your password. That’s it.


Fishing Information:

NOTE: Fishing Year 2014/2015 ends April 30th and Fishing Year 2015/2016 starts May 1st

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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