I live at Groyne 25 on Hayling (well almost!).
I wish I could make a sensible suggestion, but all my last 10 sessions have been Eastney, Pagham and South Parade Pier and I've caught good fish at each venue.
Although I've managed the odd bass to over 13lbs, cod to 18lbs and plaice to 4-4-0 from 'my groyne', I can't recommend it. The seabed has been scraped clean by trawlers and there are no longer any fish-holding features from around Groyne 8 to The Gulley at the entrance to Langstone.
It's a virtual desert out here!
The only places where fish regularly patrol are the harbour mouths and just inside. There are bass and smoothies to be taken there by those in the know. By that I mean that there are certain times of the tides when you might get a productive 2 hr stint in. Then tidal strength, weed and fish movements mean you'd need to move elswhere.
It's no good fishing limpet for bass at IOTB unless we've had a vigorous S-SWly and there is limpet on the beach. Bottom fishing with worm is not only unproductive at present, but spider crabs usually mean you are bait and hookless within minutes. The there's the May bloom of clingy red and green slimy stuff!
Now this ain't good is it?
It's a commentary on the destructive nature of inshore fishing, not just in terms of fish caught and discards; but more importantly the total destruction of a bay which used to be an ecosystem comprising kelp beds, mussel colonies and associated food chain items like shrimps, crabs and a nursery for small fish.
Now there's 'koof all' and I have to find venues like Pagham entrance and South Parade Pier where environmental destruction has been prevented by local byelaws and inaccessibility to netsmen and trawls.
Stay at home until 2027!