Richard Baker

Life Member, Public Relations, LegaSea & Fisheries Management

 

 

Richard is your typical good, keen Kiwi family man with fishing in his DNA. He was introduced to fishing by his father at the age of four, fishing off a wharf in Port Charles, Coromandel, and has never looked back. Onehunga Wharf and Mangere Bridge were favorites in his youth, then progressing to rock fishing and diving around most of the North Island's ledges once he could drive. In his late 20’s he progressed to game fishing from trailer boats but still enjoys getting out on the rocks occasionally. Over the years he has introduced many people to fishing and has enjoyed assisting them to catch trophy kingfish and their first marlin.

He has a background in banking / finance and has been a Financial Adviser for the past 20 years. He has worked  in a voluntary capacity with recreational fishing for the past 25 years, being a foundation member of the NZ Land Based Game Fishing Club and the club’s delegate to the NZ Sport Fishing Council.

Richard served as Vice President of the Council for seven years, as President from 2008 until 2011 and is a now life member. He remains co-opted to the Board, is on the fisheries management committee, and is also a Spokesperson for LegaSea. He has written for several NZ fishing publications, is an IGFA Representative, and trustee for the NZ Marine Research Foundation. 

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