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Wish4Fish is a registered charitable trust that was established in 2011 by Bryce Dinneen.
To improve the life quality of people with physical disabilities, mental unwellness, and people who suffer hardship. To inspire changes in attitudes to accessibility, integration and inclusivity across all areas of the community.
Prior to my accident, I experienced the many ebbs and flows of emotions that one experiences when fishing. Fishing began for me from a young boy with my family off a wharf and progressed to surf casting and boat fishing while growing into a young man. I strongly believe that fishing in all forms, teaches many life skills, from socialising and bonding, winning and accepting defeat, to being able to provide food for the dinner table. I am very proud to be a Tauranga Boys College Old Boy and have over 20 years commercial experience in the hospitality industry, including senior management roles in bars, restaurants, and hotels in the South Island.
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.
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.
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.
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