I realise that I'm probably not going to be very popular with most of you experienced shore fishermen as I'm one of those complete novices who has never done shore fishing before but wants to come to the seaside for the weekend and have a go, and'll probably crowd your spot and get in your way in the process! Would anyone then be able to answer my question of what would be the best cheap gear for a couple of times fishing in North Devon area? What laws govern shore fishing? Do you need a permit? Or a permit for a pier; harbour;etc? Cheers.