Coming back to fishing

Toby9843

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A few years ago I sold all my kit to pay for another sport which I have now moved away from. I'm coming back to fishing and will be moving to Leighton Buzzard soon where I have seen there's plenty of great fishing.
So now I need to buy kit again. Suggestions would be helpful as it's been maybe 5 years since I sold all my kit.
I've still got a lightweight lure rod and a cheap float rod and they'll do for their respective tasks. I'm also after targeting pike both on the lure and on bait. I'd like to be able to do some river fishing and some stillwater feeder fishing and lastly I'd love a crack at the catfish around there.
I'm not worried about overnighters etc and I'm happy to fish just one rod so no need for a pod with 3 rods setup and a bivvy etc. I'm likely to rove the rivers and go for lightweight day session on stillwaters. So rod and reel wise what do you think the most efficient set up would be to cover all those? Id like to do it with the fewest rods and reels possible.
I would really appreciate some suggestions....
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Truly

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I needed to acquire new tackle after a long absence from coarse angling. Was recommended this range of rods by one of our members on here. Tackle Box Darent Valley 11ft (0.75lb) Specialist Rod.

I ended up buying two rods from the range. Good rods for surprisingly little money. Customer service and communication from Tackle Box is excellent.

If you use Facebook, the market place has absolutely loads of tackle advertised. You need to be careful, but I have had some very good buys there over the past few months and no problems.
 

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Maybe something like a twin tip rod. Drennan and Korum do several different lengths and weight ratings, as do several other manufacturers. This will give you a quiver tip option and an Avon top option that could be used for dead baiting or used with a buzzer for carp/tench etc. Reel wise probably a bait runner type gives you options maybe a shimano 4000 size.
 

Toby9843

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I needed to acquire new tackle after a long absence from coarse angling. Was recommended this range of rods by one of our members on here. Tackle Box Darent Valley 11ft (0.75lb) Specialist Rod.

I ended up buying two rods from the range. Good rods for surprisingly little money. Customer service and communication from Tackle Box is excellent.

If you use Facebook, the market place has absolutely loads of tackle advertised. You need to be careful, but I have had some very good buys there over the past few months and no problems.
I'll definitely look into the rod and Facebook, good shout.
 

Toby9843

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Maybe something like a twin tip rod. Drennan and Korum do several different lengths and weight ratings, as do several other manufacturers. This will give you a quiver tip option and an Avon top option that could be used for dead baiting or used with a buzzer for carp/tench etc. Reel wise probably a bait runner type gives you options maybe a shimano 4000 size.
I was thinking a twin tip. I'll have a browse.
 
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