Fished the beach at Newhaven last night (edge of the reef). Was hoping for some bass. Found a couple of peelers in the reef itself and used these along with squid and mackerel baits. Lots of fish action on the surface with mackerel chasing sprats, sometimes jumping clear for the water. Tried some spinners and plugs in case bass were chasing them. Did this for a while to no avail, so ended up feathering and caught 6. Managed to catch 2 pouting on peeler and squid baits were getting hammered. Used some mackerel baits as well, but these didn't even get touched. I have only ever caught garfish on mackerel and am seriously doubting it's effectiveness as a bait.