As Managing Director of Frontier Television (NZ) Ltd, Graeme Sinclair has enjoyed over 26 seasons producing the very popular television series "Gone fishin". His focus is now with a documentary style series "Ocean Bounty".
Alongside "Gone Fishin", Graeme has completed four seasons of one hour shows called "Ocean Bounty", which focuses on stories, the people, and innovations around the commercial fishing industry.
Graeme has spent most of his formative years involved in outdoor pursuits both recreationally and professionally; fishing; hunting; as a white water rafting guide; diving instructor; and skiing to name just a few activities. He also developed and ran outdoor management and team-building courses.
Even now, having been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in his early 40"s, Graeme does not let being in a wheelchair stop him. He continues to do as many of these activities and more!
Graeme has written and published many books to date including “New Zealand - A Wild Place to Play”; “Gone Fishin”; “Gone Fishin – In Search of the Anglers Eldorado” (to commemorate 75 years since Zane Grey's arrival in NZ); “Gone Fishin The Cookbook I, II and III”; “Gone Fishin for Big Fish”; “Still Fishin”and his most recent “Life on Wheels”. Some of these books are available for purchase through the website shop.
His passion for writing has been expressed in many popular magazine publications including "Australian Women's Weekly", "Coast to Coast Magazine", "Fishing News Magazine"..
Graeme continues to be available for speaking engagements, hosting fishing trips on Charter vessels, function MC...
He has used the challenges of life in a wheelchair to become a worthy motivational speaker to others. See Graeme's biography linked below for testimonials.
Please contact us at Frontier Television if you are interested in Graeme speaking for your company or club.
Through Frontier Television, Graeme has produced a number of documentaries ie; “Dive - Treasure from the Three Kings" and "Antarctic Encounters" featuring the Colossal Squid. In 2017 he produced a 13 episode, hour-long series called "Ocean Bounty", predominantly on commercial fishing but also about the environment, science and the nature of a shared fishery. He still produces and presents this television series.
He also produced his first Inside New Zealand documentary "Fiordland - Coastline of Adventure and presented the Inside New Zealand doco “The Big Catch”.
“Graeme’s Fish Tales” a one-hour documentary screened on TV3 as did “Graeme’s Biggest Fish Tales” also a one-hour documentary.
He is nationally involved in attending “Kids Gone Fishin”; a charitable event, in conjunction with Police Blue Light, involving a fun day of fishing for children, some who are picking up a rod for the first time.
These events have now been running for over 25 years and have become popular within communities, with up to 2000 children attending the bigger ones.
Through his involvement with Kids Gone Fishin, Graeme has been appointed a Patron of Blue Light.
In the 2009 Queen’s Birthday Honours, Graeme was appointed by Her Majesty the Queen, a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit [MNZM] for recognition of services to Television.
Graeme was a Trustee for the Southern Seabird Solutions Trust. He was also a valued member of a technical advisory group focusing on the future of fishing in New Zealand.