lobster fishing boat maintainance

Nigel Emerson

NIGEL EMERSON

Nigel Emerson has known no other life apart from fishing.In 1986 as a teenager he started paua diving with his father and five years later began cray fishing on the North Island’s East Coast for Early Bird Products. Today he skippers his own boat – Puddy Cat – with a couple of crew, launching from Te Awaiti beach. and using a recently opened depot at Masterton to land his catch. Nigel enjoys the “open book” relationship with Fiordland Lobster – “the company has incredibly high standards and they are always willing to share their skills”.