Captain Damon Sacco is the founder of Castafari Inc which was established in 1998. 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, Somerville Massachusetts. This establishment has been featured on the Phantom Gourmet and received numerous Best Of Boston awards.
Castafari Inc is a sportfishing enterprise offering 3 big game fishing tournaments, a winter sportfishing seminar series, custom offshore fishing tackle, and private corporate fishing adventures world wide. 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! Damon has worked alongside aquatic biologist Dr. Greg Skomal (division of mass marine fisheries) tagging and studying sharks in waters south of Cape Cod.
In 2010, Castafari introduced 2 of it's main events, The Hyannis Tuna Fest and The Oak Bluffs Bluewater Classic, 2 of New Englands premiere 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. Castafari's most recent project will be the launching of the 1st Annual Battle Of The Bay giant tuna tournament in October of 2018 in Plymouth Massachusetts. The event website is coming in the Fall of 2017.
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.
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 150 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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