I caught a small Ky and a wrasse last year, I used the KY for bait and released the wrasse . A old guy next to me caught a modest rig and maybe another shark. Saw a decent size shark getting transported from around the railway station end.
I had two rods on the beach with me, but was only using one at a time. When I wanted to change bait/rig I would simply bait the second rod up, wind in the first rod. Cast out the second, Also if the line broke I could cast the second rod out instantly without losing any time changing knots ect.
Would try and pay for two or three rods this year