AUGUST 12th, 2017 - MISSISSIPPI RIVER, Rice Lake and up river Brainerd, MN 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
We hold The Rod Benders Memorial Tournament to honor all past Rod Benders and to give back to our community through the local Fishing Has No Boundaries program held out of Camp Confidence.
See Registration Page for details.(2016 RB Memorial Reg.)
Honoring:Tyler Magnan-2006 / Frank Caswell-2013 / Dean Hacker-2013
$5,000 Check was presented to FHNB from 2016 Tourney
How it all started-
Tyler was a member of the Rod Benders Fishing Club. He thoroughly enjoyed fishing on the Mississippi River and that is why we hold this tournament here.
Tyler Magnan - 1985-2006
Tyler Timothy Magnan was born Sept. 10, 1985, in Lewiston, Maine, to Tim and Monique (Roy) Magnan. Tyler moved with his family to the Brainerd area in 1987. He graduated from Brainerd High School in 2004, and worked for Lind Construction. He was very proud of his accomplishments. He lived life to the fullest, enjoying many outdoor activities. Fishing was his passion and he especially enjoyed teaching others to fish. He volunteered at Camp Confidence in the "Fishing Has No Boundaries" program as well as in other programs taking children and disabled individuals fishing. Although his life was short, he made a lasting impression. He will be so greatly missed by those who knew and loved him. (From the Brainerd Daily Dispatch)
First Year 2007
Memorial fishing tournament promotes good cause
Since starting this tournament in 2007 with 22 teams we've grown to 47 teams in 2014!
In 8 years our donations to Fishing Has No Boundaries will now be over $20,000! FHNB is a great organization helping people with disabilities experience a day of fishing and fun! Many of our memorial tourn teams volunteer their boats/time and take out them out fishing for the day. It's a wonderful experience and a really fun time.
This tournament would not be such a success without the help of many volunteers and the generous donations from individuals and local business. Thank you!