expired Shimano Fishing Rod and Reel $39.99 @ ALDI

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Hey folks Aldi have the Shimano telescopic fishing rod and reel back for sale this year. The rod and reel appear to be the exact same package as the one found at Anaconda. From the stock Aldi pic you can see its an IX4000 reel i have this exact model reel it punches above its weight. The reel has the drag adjustment on the bottom and is a fully sealed unit.

.Telescopic fibreglass rod measuring 2.13m (7ft) fully extended
.Neoprene handle grip for non-slip function

This is a great price the same package is $69.99 at Anaconda. If you have a club membership its $55.99
https://www.anacondastores.com/fishing/fishing-combos/telesc...

Aldi also have other fishing gear like assorted lures for $3.99 each might be worth a try cheap enough that you won't cry if you get a snag lol.
https://www.aldi.com.au/en/special-buys/special-buys-sat-27-...

Decent priced mixed hooks, sinkers, floaters. $4.99
https://www.aldi.com.au/en/special-buys/special-buys-sat-27-...

Get in fast before the coast is turned into a marine park. Stop the lockout!

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  • +16 votes

    Can you catch magikarp with this?

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    Bait up with some cheap straws from this deal and catch a brace of progressives for the freezer.

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    Is this noob friendly?

    I been keen to get into fishing

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      Careful! Fishing is addictive!

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      Yes, this is a standard setup. Just learn the basics of casting and you'll be fine.

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      I'd be happy to provide any tips and what not to get you into fishing.

      This rod is very much shimano's entry level gear. Also being telescopic it won't be much good for too much more than bait fishing. But it is cheap! If you're more inclined to use both lures/plastics and bait, something like shimano sienna reel (decent quality for price) with a graphite 1 or 2 piece rod with braid line is the way to go, but this will set you back about $100.

      alternatively, scout out a combo from a garage sale or facebook market place, just make sure the reel isn't corroded and spins freely. most people will buy cheap gear for a camping trip and never use it again, so it's a good place to get started.

      go for a basic rig, chuck on chicken, steak, prawns and cast it into any body of saltwater (I'm most familiar with SEQfishing if you need Queensland tips)

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        Hey! where are good spots to go fishing? :) I live around West End area. What else do I need other than this rod and reel, please? I guess I need a basket for all the fish I catch :))) I am a complete noob at this.

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    Reel was very poor quality

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    Isnt Shimano Japanese brand? finally a reputable jap built quality made item,non of this eBay junk that we see dailyz

  • +2 votes

    Are these not everyday lines at the likes of Kmart/Bigw? Got from from Kmart for $40 last month

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    This thing is surprisingly smooth and can cast far. Great reel.

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    the same price last year

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    Those of you who have it from last year: what's the weight rating of the rod? And of the supplied line?

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      Rod is rated for 2-4kg line, not sure what the supplied line is as I don't think it's specified.

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    make sure to grab your fishing licence at the counter and minimum catch size from the seafood section

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    bought the rod combo some years ago… and bought another one last year…. quite happy with it. good for beginners.

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    "In Rod We Trust"

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    Bargain, thanks OP.

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    I like shimano tele rods but just treat it carefully with regards to correct drag, etc.. these snap much easier than regular rods.

    The IX reel is pretty decent with rear drag and quickfire bail (you just flick up a groove to open the bail). Perfect for flathead and smaller species. I use them in a few GP setups and recommend them for beginners.

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      Yeah I second this. The reels are great, the rods break a lot easier, ive broken 2 of these in the past while casting, hadn't even hooked a fish yet. Kept the reels to attach to another rod though.

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        Yep, same .. it pays to pay attention to the sinker (cast weight). I’ve found the Shimano aerplus tele rods dont seem to suffer from this but are a bit stiffer (not great for casting)

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    Its a good combo but I got it cheaper (with better reel) from Aus online fishing shop (got to go find the name of it…)

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    If it's the same as the one at Anaconda they will price match and beat it by 10%.

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    Where's a good place for beginners to throw a line in Sydney?

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    Nice tele rod and reel combo for the price. I did find the rod a bit lacking for fishing with plastics but liked how the tele allowed me to fish more often, so I bought a KastKing Blackhawk II telescopic rod for about $45 and so far have been happy with it as it's a graphite rod that feels much closer to a normal two piece than the fibreglass Shimano. I actually got the Aldi combo on clearance for $30, but would pay $40 next time.

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      I was looking at these on Aliexpress where did you get yours from? The reviews look good on Ali.

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        Got mine from AliExpress, when I was looking at them the last 12.5% Cashrewards event happened to be on so that made it an easier decision.

        Mine did come with one misshapen floating guide, so that one doesn't slide down as far as it should (doesn't make a difference to function) but they're sending a 500M spool of braid in compensation. From the reviews it sounds like anything major they're pretty good about sending you a new rod. That seems to be the one downside, QC not always perfect. That said, I haven't seen anything close to this price range for good tele rods - well over $100 for something similar from a brand name. Because of that I think it's an acceptable risk as it's a much nicer rod than I'd otherwise have since I'm not about to sink $200 on something like a Daiwa BBB.

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    My nephews bought two of the Shimano sets from Aldi and I found it frustrating to use.
    The line used is cheap, it was over-wound onto the spool which meant the line would birdnest easily when cast.
    Anti-reverse is terrible, but the drag was ok.

    IMHO, change the line to something softer immediately, or take 30metres off.

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    It is the 2000 reel not 4000 sadly

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    Is this still avaliable?

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