I'm looking at getting into sea fishing, I used to do coarse fishing.

I'd like an all rounder rod to try pier fishing and maybe some beach casting or fishing from a sea wall.

What should I look for most, rod length? Casting weight? Etc. Seen one which is 9ft with casting weight of 200g.

I don't know what weights I need either, or how rod length and weight affect each-other.

  • Does "course fishing" = Coarse fishing "angling for freshwater fish which are traditionally considered undesirable as a food or game fish." Commented Aug 20, 2019 at 17:09
  • I've edited to expand the question regarding weights as I think they are related to each-other.
    – bob1
    Commented Aug 20, 2019 at 19:14

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For extremely similar purposes here in Florida I use a 7 ft. medium heavy rod with a spinning reel that can handle 12-30lb test line and lure weights in the 1/2 to 2oz range.

Use the same rods/reels when I go for catfish in my local rivers as well.


For anything surf or pier fishing I would recommend at least a 9 ft pole for casting far. I'm a big fan of Shimano Terez rods.

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