Introduce Kids To Fishing At The Fish Wise Class In Lota

Fish Wise
Photo credit: Brisbane City Council

Do you want to introduce your kids to fishing? Let them join Fish Wise, a fun and engaging three-hour program that will take place in Lota in January 2023. 


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This free event, to be facilitated by 2 Bent Rods, will teach the basics of fishing, such as learning to tie a fishing knot, gather bait, cast a rod and probably even land a fish. All fishing equipment and bait needed for the session will be provided.


2 Bent Rods, founded by husband and wife duo Samantha and Jeremy Beckmann in December 2004, is an award-winning fishing school based in Victoria Point. Besides running their own fishing lessons, they work with Councils to teach the basics of fishing to young ones.

Fish Wise
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One of their popular programs, the Kids Classes, involve teaching kids bait gathering and introducing them to using a yabby pump. Most of the kids who enroll in the program learn everything quickly and others even return to complete a more advanced program at 2 Bent Rods.

Fish Wise is one of the programs of Brisbane City Council, under the Active & Healthy Lifestyle and Chillout Program and is recommended for people ages 10-17 years. Chillout was created by the Council to help young people beat the school holiday boredom, make new friends and develop new skills by taking part in free or low-cost activities.

Meeting point for this event will be at the gazebo near the waterfront. Visit Council’s website for more details. Please note that bookings are essential. 


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Benefits of Fishing for Kids

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Fishing is usually seen as an activity for adults, but children can benefit from this hobby, too. It helps improve their dexterity and coordination and even have better concentration and focus.

Besides these personal benefits, fishing can teach kids a deeper appreciation of the environment and knowledge of wildlife.


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Mark your calendars!

WhatFish Wise
WhereLota Camping Reserve, 710 Esplanade, Lota
WhenSat 21 Jan 2023, 7:30am to 10:30am