Round up questions...............

I think the round up sounds really fun. I have a few questions about it. I know that most of you have really been fishing a long time and know a LOT about it and have the type of gear that works best. THAT being said.........I also know that I accomplished something last summer that I have been dreaming of since I was a kid, and that was catching Catfish. Without this board and the people on it that would still be a dream but I have been guided and encouraged by most of you to go for it. I know that there are folks out there with the most high tech incredible gear who get lots of fish which made me nervous about giving it a try but they encouraged me to get out with the rods and bells I had and go for it as that was how they started as well. I think it was some of the best fun I have ever had being out there learning those skills. Here is what I want to know. I have no special equipment just some basic rods that either came as a combo or I rigged together from combos that we have broken. They have worked great and slowly I am going to be getting some different stuff as I really learn what it is I like to use and would be useful. SO.............could I come with just some stuff I had thrown together and catch fish or do I need to get some specialized gear? I am not super familiar with most of the fish caught at the roundup. Is there any easy fishing or is it all highly skilled? I think it would be pretty fun. Thanks..............I am so looking forward to open water back at my favorite spot...........