Captain Damon Sacco is the founder of Castafari Inc. and is the man behind the wheel of the Castafari lifestyle. After earning a bachelor degree at Hobart College in 1991, Damon ventured into the entertainment industry pursuing a passion in music, touring and recording 2 albums with the reggae/ska outfit, Iration. Damon went on to co-own and run a Best Of Boston named bowling alley/restaurant, Sacco's, located in Davis Square. This establishment has been featured on the Phantom Gourmet and Best Of Boston.
In the Spring of 1997, Damon also established Castafari Inc. Castafari is a sportfishing enterprise offering big game fishing tournaments, sportfishing seminars, custom offshore fishing tackle, and private corporate fishing adventures. Over the past 20 years, Castafari has gained recognition all along the eastern seaboard, garnering continued success with tournament fishing results, including 14 top three tournament wins, 3 first place wins, a pending world record 182 pound wahoo, two Massachusetts big game state records, and 2 fish over 1,000 pounds. Castafari offshore adventure has been featured on ESPN, National Geographic, Spike, Versus, CNN, ABC, CBS, The Scarborough Show, and even on the Today Show with Katie Couric!
In 2010, Castafari introduced 2 of it's main events, The Hyannis Tuna Fest and The Oak Bluffs Bluewater Classic, 2 of New Englands biggest offshore big game sportfishing tournaments. For more info please visit www.hyannistunafest.com and www.obbclassic.com. Both events have generated over $100,000 to help pediatric cancer and autism victims and their families.
In 2015, Castafari launched it's Big Game Fishing Seminar Series, which is held during the winter and spring months in the Greater Boston area. This event welcomes over 400 guests and over 40 participating vendors. More information regarding this event can be found on the seminar link located on the Castafari home page or by visiting www.fishing-seminar.castafari.com.
Damon will be working with Dr. Greg Skomal (division of mass marine fisheries) in 2017 tagging tiger and white sharks in the blue water of the Northeast gulf stream. Damon will be documenting these adventures on camera. The crew of the Castafari has been very successful in tagging, tracking, and studying offshore pelagic species. Captain Damon is an active sportfishing writing and photography enthusiast, and has had several of his fishing related photos and stories published in just about all of the major fishing publications such as Marlin Magazine, The Big Game Journal, Saltwater Sportsman, and On The Water Magazine.
Damon is a supporter of the Recreational Fishing Alliance, Coastal Conservation Association, International Gamefish Association, and Billfish Foundation which all act to preserve North Atlantic fish stocks and, more importantly, the future of our recreational angling industry. Damon is a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain, and has logged over five thousand offshore hours at sea in waters from Maine to Florida, and worldwide. Damon has logged well over a hundred trips to the offshore canyons of the Northeast, sometimes fishing as far as 150 miles offshore. Damon has fished at many world wide destinations, including Panama, Bora Bora, The Galapagos, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, The British Virgin Islands, Cabo San Lucas, Belize, The Bahamas, and right here in America. He is a father of two beautiful children Ava and Sebastian Sacco who more than likely will become increasingly active members of the Castafari lifestyle!
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