About Us

2 Bent Rods, the story so far:

Samantha and Jeremy Beckmann took their young family to the beach for a day of fun and fishing. Taking along the usual yabby pumps, bait net and rods, it wasn’t long before they had a horde of kids following them around. Amazed that so many kids that lived so close to the beach, had never seen a yabby or held a fish, they decided to do something about it. So they set about facilitating programs that are fun, educational and accessible to all, no matter their ability.

2 Bent Rods began operating in December 2004. The first class was at Thompsons Beach at Victoria Point.

Initial lessons where aimed at teaching kids the basics of safe and responsible shore based fishing practices where the kids had fun while learning this valuable life skill.

2004 – 2008 running introductory classes

2008 – Brisbane, Ipswich, Moreton, Gold Coast & Logan Councils

– Kids Marine Zone

2009 – started pest fishing programs, educating the public on invasive pest fish carp.

2010 – started incursions & excursions for school vacation care centres, this then evolved to school excursions

2011 – first tilapia pest fishing program for Moreton Bay Regional Council

2015  – Pest Fishing Event Management – organising large scale events for corporate and council

2017  – introduction of the Fishing School, initially starting in the Redlands with plans to extend to Brisbane & Gold Coast suburbs.

 

MAJOR EVENTS
2008
Tinnie and Tackle Show – 4BC Kids Clinics
& Junior Fishing Competition
Suncorp/4BC Family Fishing Competition
Brisbane International Boat Show Kids Marine Zone

2009
Tinnie and Tackle Show – 4BC Kids Clinics
Suncorp/4BC Family Fishing Competition
Brisbane International Boat Show Kids Marine Zone
Fathers Day Family Fishing Competition at Lake Maroon

2010
Tinnie & Tackle Show – 4BC Kids Clinics
Suncorp/4BC Family Fishing Day
Brisbane International Boat Show Kids Marine Zone

2011
Brisbane International Boat Show Kids Marine Zone
Tinnie & Tackle Show Kids Marine Zone
Mackay Boat Show – Kids Marine Zone
Sunshine Coast Marine Festival – Kids Fishing

2012
Brisbane International Boat Show Kids Marine Zone
Tinnie & Tackle Show Kids Marine Zone
Mackay Boat Show – Kids Marine Zone
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show – Kids Marine Zone

2013
Brisbane International Boat Show Kids Marine Zone
Tinnie & Tackle Show Kids Marine Zone
Mackay Boat Show – Kids Marine Zone
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show – Kids Marine Zone

2014
Brisbane International Boat Show Kids Marine Zone
Tinnie & Tackle Show Kids Marine Zone
Mackay Boat Show – Kids Marine Zone

2015
Brisbane International Boat Show Kids Marine Zone
Tinnie & Tackle Show Kids Marine Zone
Mackay Boat Show – Kids Marine Zone

2016
Caravan & Camping Expo
Fathers Day Fishing – Ipswich City Council
Fathers Day Fishing – Logan Council

2017
Go Fish! Comp – Logan City Council – Jimboomba

2018
Inaugural Springfield Lakes Pest Fishing Classic
Go Fish Comp – Marsden – Logan City Council
Springfield Lakes Pest Fishing Classic 2nd round
Go Fish Comp – Waterford – Logan City Council

2019
Harold Keilly Park Family Pest Fishing Competition – Brisbane City Council
Canterbury Park Family Pest Fishing Competition – Brisbane City Council