Central North Island
Alan Simmons has lived in Turangi for the last 30 years and works as a full time fishing guide. Having owned large farm / wilderness properties Alan is now living on a lifestyle block growing a small pine forest, chickens and a Quince orchid.
He has had a lifetime involved in the outdoors and over the years has been close to many of the major outdoor issues which he is still passionate about.
Alan has sat on a number of national body executives, boards, NGO and management groups and is active in promoting fishing and hunting as healthy outdoor activities, particularly through his website FishnHunt.
He also distributes NZ health and welling products around the world, writes and distributes a health newsletter quarterly, is a published author and has had a considerable number of magazine articles published worldwide. He has also appeared in numerous international TV fishing / lifestyle shows and had two fishing videos published.
Alan's interests include writing, art, fishing, hunting and travel to remote untravelled destinations.