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Tweed Bait Pty Ltd commenced in 1967 with founder/Managing Director Ray Lederhose operating from small premises at Wharf St South Tweed Heads. Today operations are very different as we are currently the largest bait wholesaler in Australia.

Our Growth has been a staged process that took its first steps in 1973 with a move into a larger factory & shop front where we employed up to 20 people in the busy periods.  As demand for our product continued to increase,  in 1984 we again moved into bigger premises at the current location –  Industry Drive South Tweed Heads.

In 1987 we expanded to include a depot in Brisbane. In 1994 we acquired Burley Bait in Ulladulla which had been established in 1975. The success of Burley Bait encouraged us to  open a depot in Sydney in 1996, which allowed us to expand into the Sydney metro area.

In  2001 we expanded the operations with new premises in Brisbane which included a 600 pallet cold store.

In March 2002 the Acquisition of Coffs Bait also added to the Tweed Bait chain on the Eastern Seaboard.

In 2003 we progressed to a fully automatic & computerised Packing Machine which is capable of packing in excess of 30,000 packs per day.

In 2004 Townsville depot was added to the chain of branches to service the Nth Queensland areas & west to the Tablelands.

The Latest acquisition to Tweed Bait is Bremer Bait which happened in July 2011.  This gave us another distribution warehouse in Gosford and enabled us to cover more of the Sydney metro area and Central Coast.

In 2012 we added onto 26 Industry Drive with the purchase of a adjoining property for more area to the existing property for processing and storage and in 2013 we also added a second processing machine.


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