Glad to report that the inshore fishing has picked up on the South Coast with the usual suspects now falling to a range of light lure techniques.
Metals are starting to work more consistently with multiple species possible, especially if jigged relatively slowly, near the bottom. I found my first Mackerel of the season on 21st May, amongst a huge shoal of small Bass. No doubt en route to their Solent summer residence!
I rediscovered the excellent Duel Salty Rubber Cast Madai jig. It comes in a 10g variant which is a great tool for slowly searching the sea bed for interest. Much slower presentation than say a metal jig, retaining a great action at slow speeds. The Pollack seen here took the jig on-the-drop.