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Southland - Murihiku / Riverton - Aparima / Fiordland

A region that is world-renowned for its oyster, blue cod and cray fisheries. Pat and Gordon have decades of relevant experience between them and are well-placed to help you find the support or advice you need.

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Pat Nyhon

Southland - Murihiku / Riverton - Aparima / Fiordland

I started fishing in 1987, crewing on inshore trawl, crayfish and oyster boats out of Bluff. I got my CLM in Dunedin and began skippering a cod, cray and tuna vessel, and eventually ended up with two of my own trawlers, Antares and Cressy. These days, I still operate Cressy myself, trawling from 20m out to 500m. I’ve been a member of the executive committee of the NZ Federation of Commercial Fishermen since 2017.

I’m married, with 3 children and 3 grandchildren. Apart from fishing, my hobbies are riding Harleys and spending time with my family and mates.

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