After a lot of searching I ended up with old but good condition ABU 7000 reels which I am very happy with, with regards to rods I have an old 30lb shakespeare ugly stick, a 20-30lb penn and a 30lb ABU. They are all secondhand and have a few war wounds.
As woody said 30lb are a little stiff but the little Whispers love the using them with mackerel feathers as they don't bend when lifting them up and down.
I did have two cheap rod and reel combos from decathlon but the reels rusted out this weekend so I wouldn't buy cheap again.
The Abu 7000 reels are quite alot new so it's always worth searching around for a secondhand one