30th Annual Presidential Sailfish Tournament

January 24-26, 2020
Cheeca Lodge & Spa
Islamorada, FL

The 30th Annual Cheeca Lodge Presidential Sailfish Tournament is the second leg of the prestigious Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship. 

Entree Fees:

  • $675 for the 1st Angler
  • $600 for each additional angler (up to 4 per boat)
  • After January 10: $775 for the 1st Angler and $700 for each additional angler

First angler receives a gift bag and two social tickets to the kick off beach banquet and the awards banquet. Each additional angler receives a gift bag and one social ticket to each banquet.

Cheeca Presidential Sailfish Tournament Award Categories:

  • Grand Champion
  • Outstanding Captain and Outstanding Mate
  • Most Tagged Fish – Angler; Most Tagged Fish – Captain; Most Tagged Fish – Mate
  • First Place; Second Place; Third Place
  • Top Lady Angler
  • Champion Junior Angler

Social Tickets

Social-only tickets for the public are available in limited quantity with advanced reservations. Please call 305.517.4512 or email lthornhill@cheeca.com for more information.

About the Florida Keys Gold Club 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 trifectas. Teams compete to win the coveted Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Tournament trophy.

The three events that comprise the Florida Keys Gold Cup include:

  • Islamorada Sailfish Tournament December 5–December 8, 2019
  • Cheeca Lodge Presidential Sailfish Tournament January 24-26, 2020
  • Islamorada Fishing Clubs' Sailfish Tournament January 29-30, 2020

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. There are also team awards for second and third places. The Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship 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, anglers are supporting the Islamorada Charter Boat Association. The charter boat association is a 501-C-3 organization that works to conserve our fisheries here for future generations. The competition heats up in December when the Islamorada Sailfish Tournament kicks of this tournament series.

Presidential Live Scoring

2020 Entry Form

Schedule of Events

2020 Presidential Rules

2020 Sponsorship Levels

For more information, please contact Lisa Thornhill at lthornhill@cheeca.com or by phone at (305)-517-4512. 

Thank you to our valued sponsors: