How Do You Make a Rod Holder for Bank Fishing?

Making a rod holder for bank fishing can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Not only will it help you to keep your rods in place while you’re fishing, but it can also make your bank fishing trips more enjoyable and organized. A rod holder can be made relatively easily and cheaply with some basic materials that are readily available at most home improvement stores.

The first step to making a rod holder is to measure the area where you plan to install it. This will determine the size of the materials you’ll need.

Once you’ve measured the space, you’ll need to purchase the necessary supplies, such as a PVC pipe or conduit, fittings, screws and washers. You’ll also need some tools such as a saw, drill, screwdriver and pliers.

Once you have all of your supplies on hand, it’s time to begin building your rod holder. Start by cutting the PVC pipe to size using a saw.

Then take two pieces of conduit and connect them together with fittings. Secure them with screws and washers if needed. You may also want to add some padding or foam around the inside of the holder for extra comfort while fishing.

Next, mark where you want to drill holes in order to attach the holder to the bank or dock surface. Once marked, use a drill bit that is slightly larger than your screws and carefully insert it into each mark so that it creates a pilot hole.

Finally, use your screws and washers to attach the pipe holder securely in place. Make sure that all of your screws are tight so that your rod holder won’t move when in use.


Making a rod holder for bank fishing is a relatively straightforward process that doesn’t require any specialized skills or equipment. With just some basic supplies from your local home improvement store and some basic tools, you’ll be able to make a secure rod holder for yourself in no time at all!

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Lindsay Collins