Float fishing from the pier during the summer months produces mackerel,garfish,pollack and the occasional Mullet,use small strips of mackerel or a sliver of sandeel for the mackerel and garfish,ragworm for the pollack and bread for the mullet.
Fishing from the sandy beaches at Yaverland is best done at night,as the beaches get extremely crowded.Castng long distance with rag or lugworm can produce plaice,sole,bass and pout.Clipped down rigs using sandeel will take some good Rays.
Walking eastwards towards Redcliff the sea bed becomes increasingly rocky and the quality of fishing improves.This is especially good for Sole in the Autumn, using rag or lug as bait on a size 4 wishbone rig, Ray fishing can also be good at times using sandeel on size 3/0 or 4/0 hooks on a clipped down rig at distance.
In the rocks underneath the chalk cliffs is a good spot to try for conger, try on a warm dark calm night in autumn using either cuttle,squid, mackerel or pout as bait. Beware of the tide though as you are likely to run out of beach, beware of cliff falls, as these could seriously spoil your fishing
Bottom fishing during the day can produce plaice and bass,while at night pout,sole and painted ray can be had.The ground is sandy so normal clean ground rigs are suitale, clipped down rigs for distance or running ledger or flappers for closer in. Most baits will work including worm,mackerel and squid. Good quality sandeels will be best for the Rays. the current UK Bass reord was caught from the pier.