Greys GRX-s would do nicely for general beachwork. Penn Ruffstuff for heavier ground and seas. Shakespeare Odessa Bass for bass, surf and flatties. Those are three good priced rods that you could just about go anywhere and do anything with. as for reels buy an Abu 6500C3CT and a Penn 525Mag extra. Check out the G.A.C or Tonys tackle or another mail order. All i have listed should not cost you over£425 if you shop around.