I am the creator of Wish for Fish and along with my many support networks will continually strive to achieve our goals. Prior to my accident I have experienced on many occasions the ebbs and flows of emotions that one experiences from fishing. My fishing experience started from wharf fishing with my family as a young boy, to surf casting and boat fishing while growing into a young man. Fishing in all forms teaches many life skills from socialising and bonding, to being able to provide food for the dinner table. This includes the high of catching and landing a fish, the patience required to do this, the low of losing a fish and walking away empty handed, and finally the determination to put the bait back on the hook and the line back in the water.
My aim is that Wish for Fish will eventually be self funding, running on a fully commercial basis offering sea excursions for able bodied as well as the disabled. I have over ten years commercial experience in the hospitality industry, including senior management roles in bars, restaurants and hotels in the South Island.