I need your advice regarding the spinning rod & reels and try to summarize the conditions how I'm angling... Last time I was fishing in the midnight and there was many seabass attacks on the surface to the groups of atherine & grey mullet fish. Then I started casting with my Rover 98 and cought one which was not a real seabass in terms of length, it was shorter than 40cm and released...By the way how do you call the small Seabass in U.K? Then I had a very good hit on Maria SW white holo but I could not land the fish which must have been more than 7-8 pounds and I lost the fight... Because I dont feel comfortable with my Shimano Catana 270MHTX rod. Its nice, no problem so far but I dont believe that its powerful enough to land bigger sea bass like more than 7-8 pounds (3,5-4kg). Thats why I'm looking for a powerful (unbreakable:wink spinning rod whom I can rely on during fishing & fighting against big seabass. As you know that confidence is quite important for saltwater spinning. Also the rod should be light, around 200grs and must have a closed length of max 110cm. Otherwise I can not put it to my car trunk. There is also a limit of my pocket that I can effort for a new spinning rod currently. It should not be more than 50-60£ (approx 70 USD). I know that there are many nice rods on the market, especially Shimano Lesath, Game AR-C, Tengryu etc. But also some nice and cheap and powerful rods such as Cormoran Bullfighter, Lineaeffe, Shakeaspeare ugly stik etc. For the reel, I've a catana 4000 FA and I'm quite satisfied with it. But I'm looking for a better reel too. I like the shimano exage 3000 and stradic GTM 3000. Especially that of Stradic it has a line retrieve of 90cm and has almost every features that Shimano offers for its new generation reels. Recently I found also sahara, symetre and sienna... I like to use 0.18mm braided lines & 0.25 mono (trabucco t-force spinning) on my reels as a side note...Not sure whether I should use FC leaders but will give a try soon. Thanks in advance for your valuable advices.