About Us

2 Bent Rods, the story so far:

2 Bent Rods came about after discussions with industry leaders such as Mr Bruce Alvey from Alvey Reels Australia and Dave “Nugget” Downie from Talking Fishing on Brisbane radio 4BC 1116 am and www.Nuggetfishing.com.au.

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. Our most mature student ( 92 year old “Eddie” who wanted to learn to impress his new lady friend) made us realise that there was a need for a wider range of programs.

2004 – 2008 running introductory classes

2008 – started working with Brisbane, Ipswich, Moreton, Gold Coast & Logan Councils offereing free or low cost programs to their residents.

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

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

2 Bent Rods has also been featured on:

  • Brisbane Extra
  • The Great South East
  • Creek To Coast

We now offer Vacation Care centres the opportunity to have 2 Bent Rods run mini clinics or they can bring the kids on excursion to the beach to learn to fish.

In 2008 4BC radio gave 2 Bent Rods the oportuntity to run the “4BC Kids Fishing Clinics” at the Tinnie and Tackle Show. The clinics, with a lot of help from sponsors, were very sucessful.
From there 2 Bent Rods has faciliated the Kids Marine Zone for the following 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 Council
Fathers Day Fishing – Logan Council

For more information, please call us on 0403 713 820 or click here to email us.