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5. Playing a lively bass on fairly light gear (by sea fishing standards) is exciting stuff, with a bullying scrap akin to a big chub. 
Sport is almost non-existent on a low tide, but as soon as it starts to back up, the bass appear, sometimes in big shoals, with the odd biggie hugging the deck, seeking out crabs and devouring them whole, pincers and all. 
Fishing through into the darkness can also yield some impressive bass catches, but have your wits about you, making sure the route back to your car isn’t cut off by a higher than normal spring tide!