Joseph, from Christchurch New Zealand, I’m 19 and a mechanic but used to be a commercial fisherman (ages 15-17)
I love the sea and fishing so gave it ago and enjoyed every minute of it.
My family owns 20 boats here in NZ.
Someone who’s willing to work hard and be positive
A lot of work and experience
We work all year through, fish the winter Crayfish season on one side of the country then move to the other side of the country for summer, as a deckhand i was making $130,000 NZD a year
wake up at 4am, get boat ready for day, run the crayfish lines until around 1pm. (we’d pull 250 cray pots up) clean boat until 2pm then relax for the rest of the day
Being at sea is both the best and worst part
Was pretty bad as why i moved to being a mechanic