Fully understoodHi Dave,
I've kinda come 'full circle' now. My initial plan was to start sea fishing locally but I soon realised that:
a) Dunno how to.
b) Don't have any gear and don't really know what I need.
c) Can only do it when the tide is right.
d) The tide can drown you if you aren't careful.
e) Chuffin tourists all over in the summer.
f) I have over 2 grands worth of gear in the loft - 2 poles and a long rod which I've saved. Rest of gear is gone but at least I know what to buy.
g) I have 40 yrs of experience coarse fishing and zero experience sea fishing.
I had a 'Eureka moment' this morning and thought that my efforts would be best served sticking to what I know best.
For a while I lived in a seafront property in Devon ( Seaton ) and never fished the sea once, often thought of it and indeed returned to do so, just spinning for mackerel and fished the Axe estuary with my coarse gear for mullet, after I moved from the area
I’ll have a ponder on venues and forward some details on likely after the weekend now though