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Hi all, 

Need some advice from some fellow fishers. I've just started fishing Goolwa beach and need a heavier surf Rod to chuck decent sinkers and baits that hold. 

I've got one combo that does the job, but want another so I can have two baits in the water. 

Both rods will be in holders, so just wondering what is heavy enough for that part of the coast? 

TIA, Wibbly

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This might be old news but I'm going to risk it. I cant help with the rod but......

Once you get your new rod -  there are ways to get your baits out a little further and make them hold.

These Sputnik Sinkers act like an anchor in the sand - a sharp tug will trip the wires and make them point backwards so your sinker slides out.

You can also make you current sinkers a bit more grippy with some screws

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1 hour ago, yellow door 1 said:

This might be old news but I'm going to risk it. I cant help with the rod but......

Once you get your new rod -  there are ways to get your baits out a little further and make them hold.

These Sputnik Sinkers act like an anchor in the sand - a sharp tug will trip the wires and make them point backwards so your sinker slides out.

You can also make you current sinkers a bit more grippy with some screws

sput.JPG

sput 3

Thanks Yellow, 

I'll be slide baiting with grapnels. 

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37 minutes ago, Chrome96 said:

I recently got a Daiwa Sensor Surf 132s 13ft 2 pce 10-20kg rated, super happy with the way it performs and how light weight it is. 

Yeah good rods but outside the budget I think. 

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1 hour ago, Chrome96 said:

I recently got a Daiwa Sensor Surf 132s 13ft 2 pce 10-20kg rated, super happy with the way it performs and how light weight it is. 

I got one as well. Very good rod.

Penn Prevail is good as well for half the price, same specs as the sensor surf.

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If you can still get a 4120 or 5120 one piece rods, they were my go to rods which I still have. Wilson brand I think. Great with either overhead, spinning reels or side casters.

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The Penn Prevail and Penn allegence in the 12ft 12-20kg models are a great surf rod for under $200.

I have the allegence myself and have no issues with it. Have up to 200g cast weight aswell.

They were the biggest selling surf rod in the tackle shop I was working at.

Wilson mt8144 would be a nice stick aswell.

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21 minutes ago, Dylbaa said:

Hey mate, before i give any suggestions, 1st of all whats the budget you had in mind?

Theres plenty out there that'll do the job in varying price ranges

In an ideal world, under $150. 

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17 minutes ago, southie THE BANGA said:

The Penn Prevail and Penn allegence in the 12ft 12-20kg models are a great surf rod for under $200.

I have the allegence myself and have no issues with it. Have up to 200g cast weight aswell.

They were the biggest selling surf rod in the tackle shop I was working at.

Wilson mt8144 would be a nice stick aswell.

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Thanks. It seems a lot of common rods their cast weight at 200 grams. I  worried that I need to use heavier weights to hold down there.

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The Penn allegience would be my pick mate, should cast a mile from the feel of them.

200gram will be more than enough aswell,  i use either 4 or 6 oz. If its real bad i have higher tensile wire on some of my 6oz sinkers, its more about the wire being rigid enough so it doesnt straightenin with the current

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On 26/11/2018 at 4:20 PM, wibbly said:

Thanks Yellow, 

I'll be slide baiting with grapnels. 

For normal bait applications a 6oz grapnel and clip down rigs are perfect, but for slide baiting you often need more weight. Depending a bit on what sort of baits you'll be using using an 8 or even 10oz sinker is more common because of the way you need to work the rod to get the bait to slide all the way out. If you're using a sliding clip for livebait then you might be able to get away with 6oz.

The Penn rods mentioned above are good heavier surf rods, but may not handle those bigger sinkers well.

What are you chasing and what sort of baits do you plan to use?

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On 27/11/2018 at 5:34 PM, plankton said:

For normal bait applications a 6oz grapnel and clip down rigs are perfect, but for slide baiting you often need more weight. Depending a bit on what sort of baits you'll be using using an 8 or even 10oz sinker is more common because of the way you need to work the rod to get the bait to slide all the way out. If you're using a sliding clip for livebait then you might be able to get away with 6oz.

The Penn rods mentioned above are good heavier surf rods, but may not handle those bigger sinkers well.

What are you chasing and what sort of baits do you plan to use?

Mulloway and Gummies. Dead baits either squid heads or whole fish (pillies, tommies etc.) 

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For baits that size I don't bother with slidebaiting, and instead use a clip down pulley rig.

I use slidebaiting for bigger baits that are otherwise impossible to cast any appreciable distance.

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44 minutes ago, SurfcaztR said:

I have a 4120 with extended butt i'd sell if you are interested

Thanks for the offer. I actually bought a 15ft Penn Prevail. Got it within budget too. Will do the job I think. 

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