Meet the Team

These are our awesome staff members! What sets us apart is that our passion for fishing is matched by our passion for customer service. We aim to provide the best possible tackle shopping experience and are known for going the extra mile.  We're always keen to talk about anything fishing and fish related, share our experiences and listen to yours. Come by and get to know us or check out our staff profiles below.

  • Mark Rodgers

    Mark is the owner of the Fishermans' Loft since the summer of 2019 after co-owning it for over 12 years. Besides running the shop, he is also a qualified casting instructor and has been fishing all his life. He is a passionate fly fisherman who loves chasing the trophy trout in the back country rivers and lakes. Mark also enjoys boat and land based sea fishing and taking his son for a fish.

  • Kieran Lee

    Kieran has been fascinated by fly tying and fly fishing from a very young age. He was buying flies with pocket money before he even knew what they were used for. When a relative gifted him a fly tying book, he started to study up on entomology and tie his own frauds of fur and feather. Curiosity turned into passion after joining the Canterbuy Fly Fishing Club. His learning accelerated with the help of experienced fly fishermen. One thing lead to another and now Kieran is working at the Fishermans' Loft giving back to the ones that took time to help him and sharing his knowledge with other keen anglers.

  • Alex Burrowes

    Alex is our youngest team member, but already has over 10 years of fishing experience. Alex was born and raised in Christchurch, but has always been fascinated by the outdoors. Whenever he can he will be out exploring new waters. He has built up a reputation for his knowledge and skill.

  • Scotty Miller

    Scotty grew up chasing Snapper, Kingfish and big game fish around the Coromadle and Bay of Plenty and far North. He has since moved down to Christchurch 4 years ago pursing a degree in Geology, where a fascination with mutant canal trout (Mud Fish) stemmed. Scotty can be found most weeks rolling eggs chasing mega fish in the Mackenzie Country.

  • Jayden Rich

    Jayden works part-time at the Fishermans' Loft and his goal is to out-fish us all! He will be found surfcasting, spinfishing the Twizel canals, hiking up backcountry rivers chasing trout and recently added spearfishing to the list. Ask him anything about egg-rolling in winter. Dont let his young looks fool you, he is full of fishing wisdom.