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Who we are

Wish4Fish is a registered charitable trust that was established in 2011 by Bryce Dinneen.

Our Vision

Inspiring, Empowering and Supporting Life Changing Experiences.

Our Purpose

To provide boating activities for individuals with health and wellbeing limitations.

Our Values

Respect (approachable/patient)

Inclusivity (caring/empathy)

Integrity (honesty/doing the right thing)

Trust and Duty of Care


Bryce Dinneen MNZM

Tetraplegic & Passionate Fisho

After suffering a high-level spinal cord injury in January 2007 following a shallow water diving accident, it was my dream to take my passion for being out on the water partaking in saltwater activities, and make this accessible to all New Zealanders and abroad. I wanted to share the super amazing, healing properties of being out on the water with those who have challenges in their lives, whether it be physical, mental, emotional or financial.

In 2011 the registered charitable trust was formed and over the next 10 years I dedicated my life to achieving a vision of a purpose-built fully accessible vessel named “Project Noah” to support the beneficiaries of Wish 4 Fish and beyond. I was truly grateful to work alongside a small team of highly motivated great New Zealanders for an extended period of time, allowing us to strategically plan working toward an incredible fundraising goal of $2.4 million. This allowed us to build an 18m Roger Hill designed displacement catamaran, completed in January 2021. This could not have been achieved without the amazing support from the wider community, community funders and many fishing competitions, boat shows and sausages sizzles.

In June 2023 my services to the disabled community were acknowledged in the Kings Honours awards in which I humbly received New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM). We are now embarking on exciting new fundraising goals, including “Buy the Berth”, for Noah. I now willingly challenge you to reach out and come fishing with me, experiencing New Zealand’s boat in its most tangible form, and see the magic for yourself. Please receive this open invitation to come and be part of an inspirational legacy moving forward…

Adversity into Opportunity

Our Trustees

General Manager

Tony Pearce

As a lifelong angler I fully understand the value of getting out on the water and fishing, but it wasn’t until I went out on a trip with our participants that I fully understood the huge impact and simple joy this can bring to the beneficiaries of our charity – I saw for myself that these benefits go way beyond the fishing trip itself. In 2020 I was lucky enough to get the chance to join the team at Wish4Fish as General Manager. In addition to my fishing and boating experience, I have over 20 years marketing, market research and fundraising experience I bring to the role.

Wish4Fish Skipper

Kelvin Johnson

Having worked as a commercial fisherman for tuna out of Tauranga for mount seafoods, I achieved my Commercial launch Master (CLM) in 1998 and skippered charter boats and ferry’s out of Tauranga and Auckland. I am a fully qualified commercial skipper and have over 20 years commercial fishing experience. I love my job and my priorities are safety and providing the best possible day out for the beneficiaries of our charity.

Crews and volunteers

Wish4Fish is further supported by an amazing group of volunteers. “Team Wish4Fish” is our volunteer army and they in effect make the magic happen. The membership of Team Wish4Fish sits at around 20 and is growing all of the time. From flipping burgers at our many fundraisers, to trained crew to help out on charter trips, they are an integral part of our organisation.

P 022 13 400 42

Make a donation

Make a donation today and empower individuals with a physical or mental disability, illness or financial hardship, to benefit from the confidence building and therapeutic freedom of being on NZ’s ocean waters.


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