How Do You Make a Bank Fishing Rod Holder?

Fishing from the bank of a lake or river is a great way to spend an afternoon. However, it can also be difficult to keep track of your rod, especially if you are fishing with multiple rods.

To make fishing easier and more enjoyable, consider making a bank fishing rod holder. A bank fishing rod holder is an easy-to-make device that will securely hold your rods in place while you fish.

Step 1: Gather the necessary materials for the project. You will need some PVC pipe and fittings, as well as glue, screws and wire cutters. Make sure all of your components are properly sized; PVC pipe and fittings come in various sizes so make sure you get the right size.

Step 2: Cut the PVC pipe into 8-inch lengths with a hacksaw or wire cutters. You will need two 8-inch pieces for each rod holder.

Step 3: Glue two 45-degree elbow fittings on one end of each 8-inch piece of pipe and two 90-degree elbow fittings on the other end. Make sure they are all facing in the same direction.

Step 4: Screw a small eye hook into each 90-degree elbow fitting. Make sure they are screwed in tight so there is no chance of them coming loose.

Step 5: Glue two T-connectors to both ends of one 8-inch piece of pipe so that you have three pipes connected together in an inverted U shape.

Step 6: Screw a large eye hook into the center T-connector and attach it to a tree branch or sturdy post near the bank where you plan to fish. Make sure it is secure so it won’t slip or move when you place your rods into it.


Making a bank fishing rod holder is an easy project that will make fishing from the bank much easier and more enjoyable. With just some basic materials, you can make a secure holder that will hold your rods in place while you fish.

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Emma Gibson