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I have been asked to buy my brother in law a fishing rod as a gift. Unfortunately I know absolutely nowt about fishing. Can someone suggest what sort of rod I should be looking at please? The ro…
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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
I have been asked to buy my brother in law a fishing rod as a gift. Unfortunately I know absolutely nowt about fishing.

Can someone suggest what sort of rod I should be looking at please?

The rod is for a novice who will probably use it on canals and lakes.

I also don't want to spend a lot, ideally under £15
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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
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#1
If he has asked you himself why can't you ask HIM?
1 Like #2
Go into a fishing shop and talk to the guy in there.

I wouldn't buy rods and reels online, never know what your buying. £15 is a little low for a rod, I got my first rod for £25 and the reel was £28. Fair expensive but defo worth it. See if you can be sneaky and say you'll get him his rod licence instead of a rod.
#3
deek72
If he has asked you himself why can't you ask HIM?


He didn't ask me himself, my sister told me that he's been wanting to have a go at fishing - and would I buy him a rod
#4
Meadsy4742
Go into a fishing shop and talk to the guy in there.

I wouldn't buy rods and reels online, never know what your buying. £15 is a little low for a rod, I got my first rod for £25 and the reel was £28. Fair expensive but defo worth it. See if you can be sneaky and say you'll get him his rod licence instead of a rod.


Good idea, cheers meadsy :thumbsup:
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#5
caz1cool
He didn't ask me himself, my sister told me that he's been wanting to have a go at fishing - and would I buy him a rod


I see. So if he's a complete novice how about this? It's aliitle more expensive but I'm sure he'd thank you!


http://www.thefishingtacklecabin.co.uk/fishing-tackle-starter-set-up-kit-2008-best-seller-142-p.asp
#6
caz1cool
Good idea, cheers meadsy :thumbsup:
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Cheers.

As above though, if hes wanting to 'try' fishing, he will need a rod licence, not worth getting caught really. Its something like £2500 fine. :roll:
#7
deek72
I see. So if he's a complete novice how about this? It's aliitle more expensive but I'm sure he'd thank you!


http://www.thefishingtacklecabin.co.uk/fishing-tackle-starter-set-up-kit-2008-best-seller-142-p.asp


That looks good thanks. It says it comes with a match rod, is that what he'd use to fish on canals etc?
#8
Meadsy4742
Cheers.

As above though, if hes wanting to 'try' fishing, he will need a rod licence, not worth getting caught really. Its something like £2500 fine. :roll:


I know :? Ive just been onto the site, that's a rather large fine isn't it! I'm going to suggest that my Mum buys him the licence
#9
caz1cool
I know :? Ive just been onto the site, that's a rather large fine isn't it! I'm going to suggest that my Mum buys him the licence


Yeah, if hes only trying it then it might be worth getting an 8 day licence instead of a £26 licence.
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caz1cool
That looks good thanks. It says it comes with a match rod, is that what he'd use to fish on canals etc?


I'm not a fisherman myself but I'm sure it will just be a standard rod. If it was anything else, ie, a fly fishing, spinning or sea rod it would say so. BTW, there is an £8.99 delivery charge that I didn't see...sorry!
Just call and ask them.
01902496700
07899805195
#11
Meadsy4742
Yeah, if hes only trying it then it might be worth getting an 8 day licence instead of a £26 licence.


That's what I thought actually, great minds and all that :whistling:
#12
deek72
I'm not a fisherman myself but I'm sure it will just be a standard rod. If it was anything else, ie, a fly fishing, spinning or sea rod it would say so. BTW, there is an £8.99 delivery charge that I didn't see...sorry!
Just call and ask them.
01902496700
07899805195


I'll give them a call, thanks :thumbsup:
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#13
Meadsy4742
Go into a fishing shop and talk to the guy in there.

I wouldn't buy rods and reels online, never know what your buying. £15 is a little low for a rod, I got my first rod for £25 and the reel was £28. Fair expensive but defo worth it. See if you can be sneaky and say you'll get him his rod licence instead of a rod.


I always buy my fly fishing rods/reels online never had a problem and they can be much cheaper too,,,:thumbsup:
#14
longbowassassin
I always buy my fly fishing rods/reels online never had a problem and they can be much cheaper too,,,:thumbsup:


Can you recommend anything? what rod would you suggest? would a telescopic rod be right?
#15
longbowassassin
I always buy my fly fishing rods/reels online never had a problem and they can be much cheaper too,,,:thumbsup:


Its not too bad when you know what your looking for, but as it says in the OP, it would be like me trying to buy scuba diving gear, just dont know what to look for lol.
#16
caz1cool;6132845
Can you recommend anything? what rod would you suggest? would a telescopic rod be right?



Go for a standard match rod about 10-12 feet should be about right for a beginner, Daiwa, Shakespeare or Shimano are good brands which you wont go far wrong with, and they provide prices & products to suit all anglers.
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It seriously depends on how much you think the beginner is going to take to fishing, if it is a fad, get him something like the above poster suggested, if you know he will carry on with fishing , I would spend a little more, the above set is 'very' beginner and would suit a child in my opinion.
1 Like #20
Lynchy
It seriously depends on how much you think the beginner is going to take to fishing, if it is a fad, get him something like the above poster suggested, if you know he will carry on with fishing , I would spend a little more, the above set is 'very' beginner and would suit a child in my opinion.


Thanks Lynchy :thumbsup:
Ive left you some rep.

I think he may well take to it, but I just want to get him started. I dont want a total beginners rod but I really dont want to spend a lot on him
#21
the argos one is cheap yes, but has everything you need to start fishing, if it turns out that he really enjoys fishing then he's going to end up spending money no matter what rod you buy him. However if he is going to do it occasionly then this set is fine to.

I had my first ever fishing set from argos and it was great for me because I didn't know all the stuff I needed and it came with a bit of everything to get me started. Just some bread or sweetcorn as bait.

Plus Argos is convenient and no postage charge
#22
caz1cool;6133345
Thanks Lynchy :thumbsup:
Ive left you some rep.

I think he may well take to it, but I just want to get him started. I dont want a total beginners rod but I really dont want to spend a lot on him


Its a hard one this then, if I was to get any set that I have seen so far it would be the one posted earlier.

http://www.thefishingtacklecabin.co.uk/fishing-tackle-starter-set-up-kit-2008-best-seller-142-p.asp

The Argos one is just too small & basic, that is my opinion an 8ft rod is really kids stuff.

The problem is the above set will set you back at about 38 quid when delivery is added, which is likely more than you wanted to spend. The longevity of that bit of kit though will out do the argos one, that is for certain.

The only other I have seen on Argos, is a carp beginning rod and reel set, which is £24.99 and looks a decent enough reel, and rod, and will allow him to go for the majority of course fish with it.

You will have to get him to buy his own end tackle with this though, i.e, floats , line, weights etc, but that is half the fun, gearing yourself up with what you prefer and with what you think will work.

http://spedr.com/2zvbt

Get him a good fishing guide book too ;-)
#23
caz1cool
Can you recommend anything? what rod would you suggest? would a telescopic rod be right?


i use and never had a problem with them,,,
http://www.harrissportsmail.com/
http://www.johnnorris.co.uk/
all the family use them too,,,all fly fishing, try it it's good fun and you can eat the catch,,,:thumbsup:

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