Navigation wasn't an issue for me too much, what did worry me was meeting other traffic "head on". I did see one RIB cruising IMHO much too fast for the conditions if he'd hit an on comming cruiser or Yacht, I hate to imaging!!!
Olly I was using Rag and squid, my local fishing tackel shop (Rovers) told me that Winners weren't fishing too well and suggested that finding a hole or trench off of Browndown might produce a small Ray, Bass and some flatties.
I'd like to go out with you some time Olly, perhaps a little later in the season when the summer fish are more established. I do fancy a bit of Mackrel fishing one night though, but will have to wait till May.