There's a lot of Maxcatch users on here who like the gear. I've one of their "more expensive" rods and it's ok . The line are very good value.
Check out the Maxcatch thread in the tackle section.
Have you looked at Maxcatch's own website, you might find other combo's cheaper there.
What do you lock your bike to?
I've seven miles of cycle track opposite my house which follows my clubs river, but I'm a bit wary about leaving the bike unattended on a track when I climb down to the river. Even locked to a tree bike parts could disappear.
It must be well over 50 year ago!! (That's giving my age away) that I fished Wylam and Ryton for dace and anything else that showed up as a bairn with my uncle.
It must be a lot cleaner now. :)
Perhaps the Vision boots are not so good these days.
I've had mine for about nine years now, not pricey ones they came with my Vision waders.
The soles have come unstuck a couple of times, but I've just glued them back on.
Also use them for sea fishing too and they are still ok and they have...