Bridgend council have a long history of being useless at doing anything for the people who live here but excellent at getting money out of them, charging for sea fishing would be just another way of putting money into their coffers so that they can continue to waste it at extraodinary lengths. Porthcawl pier has, as others have said, always been a s**t tip I think that the litter laws we already have should be applied by having some of the "litter police" going to these locations and catching and prosecuting the offenders. But to go a step further rather than just fine these people make them spend a couple of days under supervision cleaning up the worst hit areas for litter. I am sure that losing a Saturday and a Sunday to hard work for punishment will make anyone think twice about doing it again. The only long term answer to the problem is EDUCATION EDUCATION EDUCATION!