(Thanx Mum and Dad).
Its nothing to fancy, a Daiwa Mega-force 7-28 gm rod, and a Quantum Vantage bait caster reel,
For the money it handles very well,
I still have not got used to casting with it though, the straight forward right hand cast is fine, but when anything other than a straight forward chuck is needed, I need a lot more practice!
It handled this River Beult thug nicely though !
I caught it on a very slow stop, and go retrieve, on a 3.5" Fishunter lure, with a 7 gm 2/0 shad jig head.
The bait-caster outfit dealt with it easily, and the fish was soon in the net, quickly unhooked, and back into the water after a quick photo. Happy days !
I only had one more take , when something attacked a small kopyto lure right at my feet, and I somehow managed to yank the lure away from it. DOH !