It’s with our deepest sympathy that we announce the passing of The Fisherman’s Senior Editor, Fred Golofaro.
Our deepest condolences to the Golofaro family.
Fred was a legend in the recreational fishing community. Not only an avid fisherman, Fred’s community involvement originated over 35 years ago. Fred passionately addressed issues relevant to the marine community. Advocating for increase access to beaches, reef enhancement projects, increasing the availability of Launch ramps around Long Island, resolving fisheries management issues while combining “the needs of commerce and deep concerns for conservation” and Fred also understood the need to find political solutions to resolve more difficult conflicts. Fred, sat on numerous councils and commissions: Including NYS fishing advisory board and the Suffolk County Sportsmen Council. Fred also received numerous distinctions including lifetime achievement awards from many organizations.
He founded the “Send A Kid” fishing program , he was a founder of the New York Fishing Tackle Trade Association, Member of the “Outdoor Writers” Association, advocate for "Casting For Recovery Long Island," honorary member of the "Long Island Beach Buggy Association" and this list can go on and on….
Fred was a unique individual who’s passion and concern for the future of this sport and its viability and progression forward will be next to impossible to replace. However, Fred would of said, “Not True”, a little time and dedication from a few people could accomplish so much. Maybe that will be his legacy going forward. A renewed passion for the future of fishing….
Fred will be greatly missed. Rest in peace and “Tight Lines”.