As Managing Director of Frontier Television (NZ) Ltd, Graeme Sinclair continues to produce the popular TV series “Gone Fishin”, which is now in its 21st year on television.
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 approximately 17 years ago, 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 Greys 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”.
His passion for writing continues, and has been expressed in many popular magazine publications including "Australian Womens Weekly", "Coast to Coast Magazine". "Fishing News Magazine"..
Graeme continues to support the show sponsors and others with many speaking engagements, hosting fishing trips on Charter vessels, function MC, product and sales promotion, store appearances etc.
He has used the challenges of life in a wheelchair to become a worthy motivational speaker to others.
Through Frontier Television, Graeme has produced a number of documentaries ie “Dive - Treasure from the Three Kings" and "Antartic Encounters" featuring the Colossal Squid.
He presented the Inside New Zealand Documentary “The Big Catch”.
“Graeme’s Fish Tales” a one-hour documentary screened on TV3 (Prime Time); “Graeme’s Biggest Fish Tales” a one-hour documentary screened on TV3 (Prime Time).
Kids and the Community…
He is nationally involved in attending “Kids Gone Fishin”; a charitable event, in conjunction with TradeZone and Police Blue Light, involving a kids’ half day of fun and fishing.
These events have now been running for 18 years and are becoming increasingly popular with up to 2000 children attending the bigger events.
Through his involvement with Kids Gone Fishin, Graeme has been appointed a Patron of Police 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 is also a Trustee for the Southern Seabird Solutions Trust.