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The 40th Annual Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament returns July 12 - 17, 2021 at Sister Creek.
The annual event is a long-standing tradition for residents of the Jacksonville area. More than 300 boats fish the weeklong event for thousands of dollars in prizes.
It is one of the largest kingfish tournaments in the Southeast and also includes a Junior Angler Tournament. The Tournament attracts both professional and amateur anglers and those looking for a fun, family way to spend a week. Favorite attractions include:
The tournament dates back to 1981, when a small group of local businessmen wanted to organize a fishing tournament similar to those in other coastal areas. They knew Jacksonville was ideal and the First Annual Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament was held in July of that year.Jacksonville Marine Charities, Inc., a 501c(3) nonprofit organization, evolved through the success of the GJKT and utilizes its proceeds to support marine science research, preservation, and education.