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Ancient City Game Fish Association Challenge Tournaments
July 23, 2020$25 – $295
The Ancient City Challenge Tournaments is a four-day tournament and celebration of fishing in the Ancient City. Our beloved, not-for-profit and locally produced fishing tournament has nearly two decades of history in St. Johns County and is a tournament that celebrates family fun, our waterways and our community. Most proceeds from the event go to support local charities and to our offshore restoration efforts including the upkeep of our 40-acre artificial reefs which include Andy King Reef, Honest Jim Blalock Reef, and our “Eternal Reef” which is dedicated to the placement of reef balls that provides the opportunity for families to place the ashes of loved ones as a final resting place.
For the third year, as part of our conservation efforts, we are encouraging live release of all redfish after weigh-in. The Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) will be on site to assist with proper release, questions and techniques.
This tournament would not be possible without the help of our many volunteers and sponsors. We hope that you enjoy the weekend, thank the volunteers for their efforts, and support our sponsors when you can.
Join the Ancient City Game Fish Association for one of the Premier Fishing Tournaments in Northeast Florida. Thursday is Kids Night, Friday is the Junior Angler Tournament, and Friday & Saturday is Kingfish Offshore Visual Checkout. The weekend also includes live music, food, raffles, and more. Junior Challenge is $25, KingFish Challenge is $295, and Backwater/Kayak challenge is $75. Ancient city Game Fish Association takes place at Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor.