Depends where you fish. 44 mark is clean ground apart from the first 30 yards or so from the wall. Good spot but main problem a the mo are the lads dropping their strings of pots right against the pier wall.Take loads of gear mate. You just might end up losing some.
Have heard that Roker has been fishing well and with the kids going back to school there won't be as many people there.
thanks guys was down s. shields and roker pier today for a look s. shields seemed to be fishing better than roker with mackerel being the main catch s.shields was quite busy with roker being quiet and the rat house was nearly deserted only about four anglers on it