I caught the winning Cod in 2006 just this side of the Historic Wreck. That is just outside the Swash channel by a little reef.
Everyone else had gone off shore and to the needles.
There are also a few gullies the South side of the Dolphin sands. You can fish with crab as well as squid. When I gutted the Cod it had crabs and a small Lobster in its gut.
Oh, and by the way the first prize then was £770.00
So the moral of this little story is that you do not need to go far to get a winning fish.