Scott Parry - Co-Presenter / Director / Managing Director
Hometown - Raglan, New Zealand
Lives in - Hamilton, New Zealand
Best catch - First Marlin and first 20lb Snapper
Favourite fishing locations - Raglan, Houhora
Hobbies - Fishing, Cars, Rugby, Cricket, Diving and Spearfishing
Nickname - Rotez
Scott grew up in Raglan and has been fishing since before he could walk. If it wasn’t fishing trips out in the Raglan harbour with Dad and brother Ben, it was family holidays up at the batch in Coromandel. Coromandel is where cousins Scott and Mig first fished together with Scott taking Mig sprat fishing off the beach. Since then the boys have been on countless adventures and fishing missions all over the country. Scott gave up a promising career in Rugby and League to pursue the dream of having his own fishing show with Mig. He also has a passion for cars in particular american muscle cars and early Holdens. His pride and joy is EVILVL, his Chevy powered, supercharged Holden VL Calais. Scott spends a most of his time working on the behind the scenes and business side of Fishing & Adventure and it is now a full time job… Still would like a bit more time to go fishing though!
Michael (Mig) Rumney - Co-Presenter
Hometown - Rotorua, New Zealand
Lives in - Rotorua, New Zealand
Best Catch - 30kg Kingfish, 37kg Hapuka
Favourite fishing locations - Hokianga, Whakatane
Hobbies - Fishing, Speedway, Hunting, Diving and Spearfishing
Nicknames - Mig, Mookie, Miguel
Mig was born in Rotorua into a stockcar mad family so it is little surprise that he now races stockcars himself. He is very competitive and has had a huge amount of success with the 72R machine along with representing the Rotorua Rascals in teams racing. Like Scott. fishing for Mig started at the family batch in Coromandel with his dad and later on with cousins and uncles alike. When Mig was in his late teens, he went to work for Scott in Hamilton and this is where they came up with the idea for Fishing & Adventure. The boys were spending more time fishing and less time working so decided it was time to have a crack at making a career out of it. Today Mig still works part time as an audio visual technician in Rotorua but is available for Fishing and Adventure filming
and promotional missions. Hunting has also become a big part of his life but finding the time to commit to it is fairly challenging with a full filming and speedway calendar. Mig is an integral part of F&A not just with the presenting but with the behind the scenes happenings during the filming trips.
Jared Baigent - Cameraman / Editor
Hometown - Te Puke, New Zealand
Lives in - Auckland, New Zealand
Best Catch - 22lb Snapper
Favourite fishing locations - Hokianga, Mokau
Hobbies - Fishing, Muscle cars, Mountain biking,
Nickname - J-Rock
Jared has been the man behind the lens since season one and has helped pave the way for the brand. With a passion for both TV production and fishing, Jared was the obvious choice for Fishing & Adventure and his creative camera work helps bring the show to life. Jared and Scott are friends from back in the early late 90’s when they used to skateboard together but it was by chance that Scott bumped into Jared when trying to get the show off the ground and since that there’s been no looking back. Jared has a keen interest in cars and when not working on Fishing & Adventure he is working on various motorsport television productions. Jared and his brother Ryan own the company Locus Creative which operates out of Kingsland, Auckland. It’s here where the majority of post production takes place and there are many hors spent cutting and piecing episodes together. The GoPro angles will often catch Jared fishing out the side of the boat when either Scott or Mig hooks up, resulting in a mad dash to get the main camera… Can you
blame him though?!
Ben Parry - Underwater Cameraman / Production Manager
Hometown - Raglan New Zealand
Lives in - Christchurch, New Zealand
Best Catch - 18lb Snapper off the rocks
Favourite fishing locations - Aldermen Islands
Hobbies - Fishing, Hunting, Sailing, Sport, Diving and Spearfishing
Nicknames - Ben-Larden, Sausage
Ben is Scott’s younger brother so it’s no surprise that he also has a passion for fishing. In their younger days it was actually Ben who showed more of an obsession with fishing and was constantly looking for new ways to catch fish. Ben brings this mentality to the F&A shoots and his ideas are often used to keep things interesting. He works as a Geo technical engineer in Christchurch but makes himself available for the filming sessions. A keen eye for underwater cinematography, Ben is never afraid of getting in the drink to capture that epic piece of footage. Like Jared, Ben will often get caught out catching fish in the background but lately has been given more of a license to do so. It’s part of what the show is about, that grass roots attitude that the viewers can relate to. Ben is also the man behind the scenes, making lunch, charging batteries
and keeping some form of schedule so that Scott and Mig can focus on presenting. He is a very keen hunter with some very impressive trophies to date.
Andre Rumney - Underwater Camera
Andre is the boys’ cousin who helps out with underwater camera work from time to time. Andre has a young family so his days available to film are fairly limited. He also races Stockcars which use up most of his brownie points. Andre was the main underwater cameraman back in season one of the show and is still involved with ideas and development of the brand.
Ryan Baigent - Audio Technician
Like Jared, Ryan has been the audio tech for the show since season one. He takes care of the Audio mix, one of the last things and most important things to be done before the show is delivered to the network. He has a degree in Audio Engineering and co-owns the production company Locus Creative.
Brad Brown - Graphics
Brad has a very sharp eye for graphics and also a keen interest in fishing. Brad and his company Zeppelin Bend have been doing graphics for Fishing & Adventure since season 2. Brad takes care of everything from the maps and transitions to opening titles and in show billboards. A crucial part of the post production.