Patron and IGFA

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Pete is a past President and Life member of the Whangarei deep Sea Anglers’ Club. He has been the NZSFC Records Officer since 2006 and was appointed an IGFA Representative for New Zealand in 2017 and has been the Zone One Delegate on the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council Board.

He was employed by the Ministry of Fisheries in Whangarei from 1972 until 1997, at which time he and John Holdsworth formed Blue Water Marine Research, specialising in the area of marine recreational fishing and fisheries and contracting to the government and private organisations. Pete had a major hand in introducing the gamefish tagging programme into New Zealand in 1976 and administered it for the Ministry for many years.

In 1988 Pete purchased the charter vessel “Lady Jess” which he operated out of Tutukaka until 2017. Pete is an avid light and ultra-light tackle angler and greatly enjoys introducing new anglers to the thrill of marlin fishing through the ethical fishing approach advocated by the IGFA.