I used to fish for mackerel when i was a kid but I have no kit now.
I don't want fishing to become a hobby so i don't want to spend a fortune on equipment but it would be good to have the ability to go fishing or maybe have the kit in my BOV at all times so i can fish when I get the opportunity.
I was given a telescopic rod once. it extended to a decent beach caster kinda size (11' or so) but it seemed far too flexible and if i got four or five mackerel on there i was sure it would break.
A telescopic rod would be ideal but do decent quality ones exist?