Alistair [AJ] Peach is an adventure tragic who has fished the seven seas
and a lot places in between. He is also the publisher of Bach Books, which “promotes sea stories and fishing yarns”. He was born in Christchurch in 1948.
A kind of Barry Crump of the sea, AJ Peach has written a ripping memoir of his fishing life in his self-published book Roughy: Fishing the Mid-Ocean Ridges. The following excerpt sees our hero hook up with his old mate Stu, stop off at a stripclub in Wellington, and sign onto a Ukrainian fishing vessel.