Q: I am new to shore fishing and don’t have a huge amount of money to spend on kit. Is it worth me buying a 12ft telescopic rod and reel set up from an online tackle company?
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PF says: i would avoid choosing a telescopic rod for uk shore fishing. These are more suited to sandy mediterranean beaches where there are no snags and virtually no tide.
check your local sea angling club notice board for any beach rods that are for sale. better still, join the club and find out what the members are using. i reckon one of them will know someone, or a shop, that has a bargain going and point you in the right direction.