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Clarke Gayford
Photo Credit: (c) Mike Bhana

Clarke Gayford

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Clarke Gayford knew he wanted to be a fisherman before he was 10 years old and had memorized all the Latin, Maori and English names of the fish of the Gisborne, New Zealand coastline he called his backyard. In a 15-year career as a successful television and radio host, Clarke created the cult-status Otago University student television chronicle Cow TV and fronted a variety of high-profile travel, entertainment and music shows before responding to the call of the sea and quite literally diving back into it in his mid-30s to front Fish Of The Day. An active advocate of ‘spare fishing’ over ‘spear fishing’, Clarke is passionate about connecting people to the ocean. Clarke is the partner of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and father to daughter Neve, and lives in Auckland.

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Fish Of The Day

Stories and recipes from New Zealand and the Pacific, from the creators of top-rating television programme Fish of the Day

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Fish of the Day by Clarke Gayford and Mike Bhana

Stories and recipes from New Zealand and the Pacific, from the creators of top-rating television programme Fish of the Day Join First Man of Fishing, Clarke Gayford, as he shares his adventures in more than 25 amazing angling locations across New Zealand and the Pacific. Here are the great yarns, secret spots, cool characters, caring communities and environmental insights this much loved, internationally top-rating TV show is known for. In his introduction, Clarke shares his (very!) early fishing ambitions and his lifelong love of the ocean, while every fishy tale is accompanied by stunning photography from Clarke’s long-time friend, film industry legend and fellow Fish of the Day creator, Mike Bhana.