Distance casting is not always required here, fish such as flounder, bass, eels and sole can be close in looking for food disturbed by the incoming tide. Cod and congers are the main target here, at times it can be difficult not to catch a conger. Dogfish are also present in numbers. Best baits are ragworm, squid and fishbaits. A technique that can score is to tie a big hook above a small hook, the small hook is baited. When a whiting is hooked, leave it wriggling, this will attract a conger and the big hook should deal with the conger as it takes the livebait. A thirty centimetre whiting is just a snack to these eels. The one below is about seven kilo, they come much bigger than this.
There is a webcam positioned to look towards the Pier, which in reality is just an amusement arcade on stilts over the beach. Tackle shops are Thyers by the mini roundabout in Highbridge . There was a tackle shop in Burnham on Sea but I cannot confirm if it is open now.