Ancient City Game Fish Challenge

A fishing event with a Kingfish Tournament, a junior tournament, and live entertainment.

Thursday - Saturday, July 13-15, 2023 | See Times Below

The annual Ancient City Game Fish Challenge will take place at Camachee Cove from Thursday - Saturday, July 13-15, 2023. This year's event will include a Kingfish Tournament, Kid's Clinic, a Junior Fishing Tournament, and live music. 

The tournament kicks off with a Kid's Clinic on Thursday, July 13, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Northeast Florida Marlin Association at Camachee Cove Marina. Participants can register at this time.

On Friday, July 14, the Junior Fishing Tournament begins at 7 a.m. and finishes at 3 p.m., followed by the final registration for the Kingfish Challenge and the Live Music Event, which includes food and vendors. At 7:00 p.m. there is a mandatory Captain's Meeting for the Kingfish Challenge.

On Saturday, teams compete for cash and prizes in the offshore Kingfish Challenge which features inshore fishing. Anglers may fish by boat, pier, or off the beach, and all fish must be landed by rod and reel. All awards will be distributed on Saturday, too.

This is a family-friendly event and there will be live entertainment and food trucks on-site Saturday. 

Admission: Free for spectators. To register for one of the tournaments, please visit here.

When: Thursday through Saturday, July 13-15, 2023. A detailed schedule is included below. Call (904) 222-1042 or visit the Ancient City Game Fish Association for more.

Where: All events take place at the Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor, located at 3070 Harbor Drive in St. Augustine FL 32084. The mandatory captains' meeting is held in the Northeast Florida Marlin Association Clubhouse at 3030 Harbor Drive. 


Schedule of Events
Thursday, July 13, 2023
Junior Angler Registration5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Kids Clinic5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Junior Captain's Meeting7:30 p.m.
Schedule of Events Friday, July 14, 2023
Junior Angler Tournament7a.m. - 3 p.m.
Junior Angler Weigh-In1 p.m. - 3p.m.
Junior Angler Awards3:30 p.m.
Final Registration for Kingfish Challenge4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Food, Cash bar, and Live Entertainment4 p.m. - CLOSE
Mandatory Captain's Meeting7 p.m.
Schedule of Events Saturday July 15, 2023
Lines In6 a.m.
Food, Cash Bar, and Live Entertainment2p.m. - 6 p.m.
Weigh-In3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Admission | Ticket Prices

Admission: Free for spectators.

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Editor's Note: We encourage you to verify event times and details with the organizers, as they may change.