If you don't know what venues, doing river, still waters large or small including reservoirs then I would go for a 9ft #6 weight outfit with weightforward line. Checkout corrilon.co.uk,
garryevans.co.uk, fly-shop-online.co.uk(Stockport Fly Shop). Checkout tackle discounts, just click on the add above, the flextec range of rods are good for the money. Look out for a cartridge type reel, one reel with several spools, go for floating, intermediate, medium sink and fast sink lines. Again look out for deals. Some companies will load the reels with backing and line for you.