THE OWNERS - Alister and Bridget Reid
Alister began fishing
as a commercial rock lobster fisherman at Pahaoa on the South Wairarapa Coast
in 1979 and continued for 23 consecutive seasons in the twin outboard powered
vessel "Challenger". Gamefish have been actively pursued since 1990 in the vessel
'Puddy-Cat' with considerable success in fishing tournaments including 4 x winning
skipper in the Sharkarama / Superfish tournament.
sharks in excess of 200kg have been landed in tournaments by the 'Puddy-Cat' team.
In addition Alister was the gaff-man on the vessel 'Marcella' which took top honours
at Gisborne in 2001 with a 'grander' Mako of 458.5kg and again at the 'Coruba'
tournament in Napier with a 243kg fish in 2002.