I am down in Tanja on the far south coast NSW.
Just fyi, if you want to lure fish, unless you are hunting Murray Cod or big Barra, a few small minnow style lures should be sufficient (up to around the 50mm size). Stick to a silvery colour, you shouldn't go wrong - they'll work in salt (estuaries) bream, flathead etc, and in the fresh on bass, trout, silver perch etc. I use a 3ft Spinning rod and 1000 series reel, they're small and they work.
If you want to fly fish, have a look at Tenkara, although if you are a beginner, I'd stick to lures.
Sorry about the late post, just picked it up.
All the best.