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Yes it’s a bold statement but anyone who loves fishing knows

how good fishing and beer go together. I saw this rod holder ages ago on the net and thought I’ve got to have myself one of those.

Trying to stick your rod into sand whist your beer sits precariously nearby is a situation that most fishermen have faced at some time. Never again I say!

This is a very easy project to make and all you really need in the way of tools is a drop saw to make this beauty.

I recently tried it out and it works a treat.

Step 1: Parts and Tools

Picture of Parts and Tools
32mm PVC Tee.jpg
65mm Coupling.jpg


PVC Piping

1 x 32mm 90 degree bend

1 x 32mm PCV Tee

1 x Invert Level Taper 50 x 40mm

1 x 65mm Coupling

1 x 32mm PVC pipe (length 1.5m)


1. Dropsaw

2. PVC glue

I will actually hang the bait bag on it too -- no need to bend when i replace the bait haft eaten by the crabs. Well, only when it doesn't question the part BEER's playing in my life.

No contests?

Maybe for V2

Corona and a fishing pole, the only way to live.

doctorlock2 years ago

I see the problem..... It has to be that you are not drinking BEER, rather some pissed down mexico water that you should avoid. Montezuma is watching for you!!!!!!!

lonesoulsurfer (author)  doctorlock2 years ago

I don't know man...there's nothing like a ice cold Corona with a slice of lime on a hot Summers day to quench my thirst. Might not be the most manly beer granted but def does the job.

This is a real utilitarian design......

lonesoulsurfer (author)  lynn.d.prine2 years ago

Yep - simple, cost effective and functional

mach19502 years ago

Brilliant. We've all made rod holders out of a piece of pipe, but the beer holder add-on is sheer genius! Your beer cooler, while tongue-in-cheek, could work, solar powered, evaporative, yada-yada, but what Aussie lets a beer sit long enough to warm? Not this little black duck... :-D

lonesoulsurfer (author)  mach19502 years ago

Exactly! especially on a hot day under the sun.

PeterB272 years ago

That secret fishing hole looks familiar, you not trying to catch you dinner form Long Point PK WA by any chance?

lonesoulsurfer (author)  PeterB272 years ago

Nah - I'm fishing on the other side in Victoria at a place called Silverleaves on Phillip Island. Great for Whiting :)

Yeah right, the clear blue sky got me a bit confused. Good thing you took a photo of it, thats the sky I'm talking about. Look's like a good spot, you've inspired me to go and throw a line or 2 myself before my young lad heads back to school. I even knocked up a rod holder for the boy, with an added extra, some filler foam sprayed into the bottle holder for some extra insulation and it grips the botle a bit tighter. Tight lines!

mtbike2 2 years ago

did a similar thing but modified version. Get a 4 inch pvc end cap or what ever size you desire, wanted mine to be as large as a beer in a foam koozie...the old school kind. Then i got pvc that was aprx 1.5 inch inner diameter. took the cap and screwed it in to the pipe with two screws. Just drilled through the front of it so I could put a screw driver in and tighten things up. It cost a whole lot less and the large cup holder even holds your bait and beer at the same time. Of course drill holes in the bottom of cup holder since you wll most definitely be wade fishing in the surf and catch some water in your holder. mmmm Salty warm beer and cold fried chicke

lonesoulsurfer (author)  mtbike2 2 years ago

As long as it holds your beer and rod, then any design will do. Gonna incorporate a bait holder on my next version.

Like it!! Really simple and very effective....might try it later on this year.....many thanks for your idea.

Sadly the idea with the fan to cool the beer will not help much, it may even warm the beer up as just using a fan, will (at best!) only take the beer to the temperature of the air around it.

You need something wet, to allow evaporation, which will cool say a beer can.....maybe a thin "jacket" made of wet foam rubber? I haven't tried it out for effectiveness though! But thats the direction needed.

Also a small fan could be driven by a small solar cell, provided you are a fair weather fisherman like me nowadays!! :-)

Again, super idea, thanks for sharing, a really good instructable!!


lonesoulsurfer (author)  der_fisherman2 years ago

You are spot on. If I could incorporate maybe a wet, porous sponge so the fan has to blow over this first, then this would help. You would need to wet the sponge though every so often as it would evaporate quickly. Thanks for the idea.

Lorax982 years ago

Great Idea!

Here in Southern Alberta (Canada), sandy shorelines are very rare. In fact, you are usually standing on a clay and gravel bar if you are near the water. Trying to hammer plastic pipe into this stuff is a useless proposition.
So, I propose a little "add-on":

24" long rebar 5/8" diamater (cut at 45 degrees on one end and 90 degrees on the other)
12" PVC pipe with slightly greater than 5/8" inside diameter
2 or 3 hose clamps (use steel, not dollar store)
PVC adhesive

Attach the 12" PVC along the bottom section of your rod holder. Use a little adhesive and the 2 or 3 hose clamps. This gives a sleeve for the top of the steel rebar.

Now, pound the 24" of rebar into the clay/gravel until about 12" is sticking out of the ground, and slide the new sleeve addition over the rebar. Now you have the same great rod holder with the ability to fish on almost any substrate.

lonesoulsurfer (author)  Lorax982 years ago

You've pointed out the biggest limitation to the design. I like to do some river fishing as well and I know I'm going to have issues trying to push it into the soil and loose rock. Your idea would definitely do the trick. Thanks for the tip

MillerI2 years ago

I think you need to revise the title. That's an Ultimate Beer Holder with a fishing rod attachment! :-)

lonesoulsurfer (author)  MillerI2 years ago

haha! that will be the title of version 2.

JeffM152 years ago


mlawing2 years ago

Cool project!