My advice is check the ring sizes out as some of the new float rods have very small inners for the line to pass through. I have just brought the preston active carbon 13ft float road and the rings are just to small to allow the line to peel of as i like when I use my centerpin.
The trouble is the light match style rods always have small rings fitted , I think ABU do a float rod with large rings I can remember reading about them a while back but I don't know what they are like. For my roach fishing I end up using a Shimano Diaflash 13ft float rod . If your after larger fish then Harrison do some nice float roads in that price bracket as does Shimano Daiwa and Drennan.You may want a longer rod say upto 15ft for better control but they do tend to feel heavy at longer lengths.
Rods are always hard to pick so many around it's best to pop up to a tackle shop and have a play.