Greater Sandeel on Metal jig
Looking back at previous lure species hunt competitions, the Greater Sandeel or Launce has proved frustrating to catch at times, especially as you can often see them. If I was in that same situation again, I would definitely opt for a nano metal jig (sub 3g) and a set of tiny assist hooks (size 8 or 10). That feels like the way forward for these larger sandeel. Alternate the retrieve between traditional sink-and-draw and a straight retrieve. Focus on the top few feet of water.