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I am about to take off around Australia for a few months and have access to a load of fishing stuff. I do not have a lot of space but with not much experience with fishing am wondering what to take. There are some big beach casters and some smaller spinning type rods with reels to match. Thinking I may be ok with smaller rod for plastics and float type stuff. Any advise please.
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Reply By: troopyman - Sunday, May 20, 2007 at 08:41

Sunday, May 20, 2007 at 08:41
I have 2 rod set ups . The first one is a 6ft6in graphite spinning rod with an okuma epix reel with 10lb fireline with 10lb flurocarbon leader . The second rod is a 12ft6in jack alvey special with a 6in fibreglass and grapite alvey surf reel with 20lb mono line .
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Reply By: Member - Brian H (QLD) - Sunday, May 20, 2007 at 08:56

Sunday, May 20, 2007 at 08:56
Bit hard to say really, I not sure what sort of gear you have. However I would take smaller rods with suitable reels (spin) and line. Take spare line and trace gear.

Of course if your mostly are going beach fishing then longer rods is the way to go. No one rod outfit will do it all as long as you have one with a bit of grunt if chasing Barra and Jacks from the rocks.

My outfits (3)I took North were approx 6 - 6' 6" long 2 - 6 kg line and heaps of plastic's, lures and hooks. 2kg line was for some fun fishing better off with 6kg min if fishing off rocks :)

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Reply By: greggu - Sunday, May 20, 2007 at 10:41

Sunday, May 20, 2007 at 10:41
mate i took 6 rods - 3 spinning 3 baitcaster all boat rods but only used two when i did the cape the last couple of years but I was very sorry i did not take a longer cast beach or rock fishing rod for off the shore fishing so what i think you really need is say a 10 to 12 ft beach or rock rod alvey reel or big spinning reel with say 12 lb line (a typical salmon or tailor rod), a shorter spinning rod for barra etc say 6 to 7 ft with a good quality reel and 12 up 15 or even 20 lb line and if you have a decent size baitcaster then take it with 15 to 20 lb line - also take a fair few lures most feel deeper divers are good at this time of the year and i belive a cast net is a must
good luck
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Reply By: Richard W (NSW) - Sunday, May 20, 2007 at 21:46

Sunday, May 20, 2007 at 21:46
I'm doing the west paddock June/July and I'm taking a beach rod and sidecast reel, 20kg rod and trolling reel and an estuary rod and spinning reel.
I'm tossing up about the 3m inflatable but will probably take it. The big question is whether its worth lugging the 4hp outboard?
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Reply By: Hairy - Sunday, May 20, 2007 at 23:30

Sunday, May 20, 2007 at 23:30
Take it all.....You never can have enough!
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