The Islamorada Sailfish Tournament - 2003
The Islamorada Sailfish Tournament

The Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship

The Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship is a combination of three of the premier sailfish events in the Florida Keys. The FKGC is both an angler tournament as well as a team tournament. Each team must fish aboard the same boat in all three events. At least one angler of each team entered must fish all three events. This format stems from a long history of sailfish tri-fectas. Teams compete to win the coveted Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Tournament trophy.

The three events that comprise the Florida Keys Gold Cup include the Islamorada Sailfish Tournament fishing December 4th thru 6th 2015, the Cheeca Lodge Presidential Sailfish Tournament fishing January 15th and 16th 2016, and the Islamorada Fishing Clubs' Sailfish Tournament on January 21st 2016. Each tournament has their own set of rules and entry fees.

Each angler competes on an individual basis for the Championship Ring that includes bragging rights for the entire year. Teams compete for cash prizes and the coveted Gold Cup Trophy that is displayed at the Islamorada Fishing Club, headquarters for the final event. There are also team awards for second and third places.

The Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship is the series of tournaments ever started. The tournament lures anglers from all over the world. The field has a limited entry of teams of elite sport fisherman. Early entry is encouraged. By entering the Florida Keys Gold Cup you are supporting the Islamorada Charter Boat Association. The charter boat association is a 501-C-3 organization that works hard to keep our fishery here for future generations. The competition heats up every December as the Islamorada Sailfish Tournament kicks of this tournament series.