Rod Bending's School Fishing Program.


Rod Bending's School Fishing Program.

Tue, 10/16/2012 - 11:34 -- David Walsh

David from Rod Bending's World is conducting a four week fishing program ( 2 hours per week) for primary school kids at the Koonwarra Village School.

4 Week Fishing Program For the Koonwarra Village School.


Commencing Wednesday 10th October 2012


Week 1 School

Wednesday 10th October 2012

What are Fish Like?

We will look at the different characteristics of different fish species, their habitat and what they eat.

Week 2 School

Wednesday 17th October 2012


We will learn the safety requirements of fishing, to tie the essential fishing knot, the basics of casting and knowing when we have an inquisitive fish.

Week 3 Field Trip

Wednesday 24th October 2012

Exploring the Beach and Collecting Bait

Low Tide 12.47pm

Armed with bait pumps, we will attempt to collect live bait from Stinky Beach (Flatrocks). We will also explore the rock-pools and the water’s edge for other interesting life forms.


Week 4 Field Trip

Wednesday 31st October 2012

Let's catch Dinner!

High Tide 1.38pm

At Andrson Inlet, we will put our casting techniques to the test and fish on the sandy beach at the end of Pimble Ave for King George Whiting, trevally flathead and mullet.


Preparation for Field Trips


Peaked hats and Sunglasses

Long sleeve T-Shirts/shorts

Suitable Beach Shoes

Hooksafes…provided by Rod Bending

Swim-vests for under 8 year olds.

Rod Bendings to provide

Fishing Equipment


Bait Pumps and Buckets


Bad Jokes



Optional Week 5

Cooking your catch

Prepare and cook a fresh fish lunch at the school.

To be discussed and planned if required.



Kids Fishing Adventure Map