Thank you all for the advice etc. The http://www.fullonfishing.co.nz/contents … e_Rod.html was superb. I could cast 70yds with a 3oz lead and also feel little nibbles close in.
I caught mullet, kahwai, snapper and even a stingray the size of a dustbin lid with it, just a shame the kingfish broke me off! A tip though would be get a heavier duty reel than the 200yd/8lb one i took, as you’ll need some cranking power, far more than I expected, in even shallow water.