Ha Ha!:D yup thats always the way! I often spy trout where you wouldn’t expect to see them when i don’t have a rod!!
Amberly and Leithfield beaches can yield some good cod at night on a low tide. Dusk into evening in winter is often the best fishing times for red cod.
Unfortunately there aren’t as many as there used to be. Trawlers have whacked back the stocks drastically.