Zone 5 Delegate - Lower North Island
David James Wallace (AKA, Scruffy) has lived in Gisborne for 60 years and is happily married with three children.
Dave previously was a Forestry Transport and Waste Management business owner for 38 year but he is currently semi retired. He helps his wife in their Bernina retail shop and has Touchwood Fishing Charters, a 45ft Pelin Columbia in which he is owner / skipper and has been for 18 years.
Dave has been a Gisborne Tatapouri Sport Fishing Club member for 35 years, is presently the Club Captain and this is his second time on the committee in his time as a member of the club.
Dave is very passionate about seeing people smile when they catch fish. He believea red wine and fish are the ultimate drink and food.
He said he will never give up fighting for abundant fisheries in NZ and is proud to be a part of the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council family.
He also enjoys trout fishing at Lake Waikeremoana and often goes out with his family on their 28ft Wellcraft.