Richard, I haven't heard of any fish at Barton lately but for what it's worth -
- A mates brother had a bass of 2.5lb at Barton, end of March 2006: whole small squid fished into an eddy off the end of a groin, second hour of rising tide
- I would only bother if the weather's good, ie low pressure, westerly wind - otherwise its scratching for pout and rockling
That's just my opinion but I am very experienced at not catching fish round here. I'm thinking of having a go this w/e for the first time since early January, either Hurst or Pennington sea wall. I'd rather fish onto mud or off a steep beach this time of year. Good luck.