Calling all you SIB fishermen (and ladies) out there...
So I want to get my son a rod for fishing off the SIB… there seem to be far too many options around for me to make a sensible decision. He’s only 6 (about the age I first went fishing) so something he can handle easily is a must, 6ft – 7ft max, but also something that should he hook a cod or several mackerel will handle the load when dad steps in to help. Also something dad can steal/borrow when son is not on board.
I’m stuck between getting a no-brand rod & multiplier for about £30 (something like rod+reel
) or getting something that is a little better and will last, perhaps £20-£30 on a rod and £60 ish on a multiplier (rod
Or even this 2xrod+reel
so we can compete ;-)
I’ve not bought tackle for 20 odd years but seem to recall Shakespeare and Daiwa were brands to be trusted back in the day.
I don't want to break the bank as this is a bit of fun/not serious fishing but similarly I don't want something that will frustrate him or I and become a chore due to cheap kit... buy good buy once and all that!
Any help would be appreciated – thanks.