Hello lads , I am planning to go to Windermere for a week in September and very new in spinning .
I am going to buy a " Shakespeare Ugly Stik Elite 7ft Medium " and already own an infamous reel "Globe GF4000 ".
Wondering if these 2 can be used together as budget is a bit tight is the rod ok for start ?

TBH I have no idea what I'm looking at in Troutbeck/Windermere ! some people say it's good for pike but I don't believe I can catch a pike but will hire a boat &try ! some say perch , other say roach ! so pretty confused

So I appreciate if you let me know what you think about the setup & more importantly if I buy this ,,, what's best Lure/test etc to go with .
I feel so dumb atm

Cheers