Introduce Kids To Fishing At The Fish Wise Class In Lota

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. 

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

For The Kids: Learn The Basics Of Fishing In Manly

For kids who wish to give fishing a try, head on over to the Fish Wise event on 15 July on Davenport Drive in Manly.

Starting at 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and open to anyone 10 to 17 years of age, Fish Wise is a free event that will teach young adults to learn how to tie fishing knots, cast a rod, and other fishing basics!

The event is held by 2 Bent Rods, a well-known fishing school that offers fishing lessons for adults and kids that happen once a week per term. The kids fishing school activities include:

  • Reading the beach
  • Yabby pumping
  • Bait netting
  • Cast net throwing
  • Knot tying
  • Different rigs
  • Bait fishing
  • Lure fishing
  • Crabbing
  • Cleaning & filleting
  • Gear maintenance

The upcoming term, the winter fishing school, will start on 21 July and end on 19 August. During the winter, the classes will run on weekends and will be held at different locations each week. All fishing equipment are supplied by the school.

For bookings for the Fish Wise event, you can call 0403 713 820.