Active Duty Fishing was created to pull a very geographically separated bunch of likeminded people together around a principle many already practice. Amongst the 2 million Active and Reserve Component U.S. Military lives a very dedicated group of Men and Women who absolutely LOVE Fishing! And for those that have the same level of dedication and love for fishing as they do for the calling of their country, we are THE BRAND FOR YOU!
For those who answer the call of duty and the call of Bent Rods, Tight Lines, and Peeling Drag….. We Salute You. We serve with you, We fish with you, and will forever be there WITH you.
- Founded in October 2017 by Master At Arms First Class Petty Officer (MA1) Timothy Gawroriski in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Timothy was born in New Jersey the son of a (Party Boat) fishing charter mate and has been fishing since he could hold a rod. Familial and financial struggles caused him to move around a lot as a kid having also lived in Florida, South Carolina, Maryland, and New York. Though nothing in his early life was certain, Fishing was about the only "Constant" he had, seemingly always living near a body of water. From day one and until the end, Fishing is his lifelong friend.
Tim enlisted in the U.S. Navy early in his senior year of high school, leaving for Basic Training in August of 2007. He has been stationed in Japan, Guam, Louisiana, Virginia, and soon to be Florida, and over several deployments has visited over a dozen countries worldwide.
Tim proudly took the entreprenurial leap in 2017, working on his dream of building a unique fishing brand catered to some of the people that matter most to him.
He is married to a fellow Service member, and they have one beautiful daughter together. The company is a dream, and a passion, but also serves as an example to his daughter that she should and CAN always follow her dreams, despite any obstacles or difficulties and let nothing stop her. Ever.