Rodneys Bait n Tackle is a relaxed and inviting neighbourhood bar and live music venue where locals can chat over a choice selection of beer, wine, cocktails, and award winning spirits.
Drift away with the local historic fishing curios that blanket the walls.
The bar is a locally built 1950s timber cruiser! And the entire venue is completely fit-out with repurposed, restored and salvaged material. You can spend hours soaking in the the local fishing industry while soaking up a beer or two.
On select evenings expect to see live jazz, blues, island music, vinyl DJs.
It took nearly a year of rigging, deck scrubbing and knot tying but with its doors now open, Rodney’s Bait ‘n Tackle has already established itself as a firm favourite of Perth bar goers.
The fishing-themed bar is the vision of long-time hospitality and entertainment industry workers Nathan Nisbet and Scott Kociuruba (who is himself from a long line of professional fishermen), who set out to create their dream bar on Stirling Highway in Mosman Park. The result is an intricately crafted and captivating venue, dotted with vintage fishing gear, artwork, memorabilia and – in case you hadn’t noticed – a 30 ft long fishing boat.The Maevon was rescued and restored by the pair from a storm-worn ocean mooring, far from where it was once used as the Commodore’s Vessel at the Perth Flying Squadron Yacht Club.
The built was built between 1947 and 1950 by Bert Edmiston in his Dalkeith backyard. With no prior boatbuilding experience or plans, Edmiston impressively used a line drawing as his guide for the Maevon. Since then is has had multiple owners before being permanently moored as the bar at Rodney’s.
Kociuruba and Nisbet’s intention for ‘Rodney’s’ is for it to be a relaxed, unpretentious and inviting neighbourhood hub where locals can chat over a choice selection of beer, wine, cocktails, snacks and coffee and drift away with the historic curios that blanket the walls. Painstakingly collected over a number of years, the bar is completely fit out with repurposed, restored and salvaged material. Bait and tackle are also on offer for anyone so inspired by the venue that they feel like heading to the coast for a fish.
With both owners musicians themselves, the bar will also host carefully-curated, acoustic entertainment and vinyl-only DJs throughout the week. On Fridays punters can also try their luck spinning a wheel for the soon-to-be-famous Friday Night Fish Raffle.
So come drop a line at Rodney’s, we’ll bring the beer and bait.