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 the Islamorada Sailfish Tournament fishing December 6th thru December 8th 2019, the Cheeca Lodge Presidential Sailfish Tournament fishing January 25th and 26th 2020, followed by the Islamorada Fishing Club Sailfish Tournament on January 30th. 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 Tackle Center in Islamorada as well as team awards for second and third places.
The Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship is the first 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.