Who Is David Haynes -Co Founder

David was born in the UK and emigrated to New Zealand in 2004. His passion for angling stems from childhood days when his father, Tony Haynes, and his grandfather, Jimmy, would take him to rivers to fish for roach, dace, chub, perch and the odd brown trout. David has been fishing ever since for any fish that takes a fly.

Trained as a materials and research chemist, David went on to train in data communications, then forming an IT consultancy providing advice and implementation services to public and private enterprises. David continued this role in NZ and now spends most of his time as a freelance writer, with a particular focus on the politics of the outdoors.

Moving near to Nelson six years ago David and his wife, Serena, have invested a huge slice of their life into repairing a vine choked, weed infested, neglected and dilapidated lifestyle block, establishing extensive vegetable beds, orchards and herbage for grazing stock as well as planting hundreds of native trees.

David is currently a Fish & Game Councillor for Nelson/Marlborough region and president of the New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers. When not fishing or gardening he can be found in the hills deer hunting.