I've only thrown a fly at a sea bass in the UK once, it was last summer in Chichester harbour and I got one small bass... the only fish my party got into that morning. Gale force winds set the tone for the morning. we fished from 5am to 12 noon, howling wind, no fish showing.
At the moment the weather is good in sunny Kent and I am getting pretty fired up about getting in the salt in the next few weeks to look for some bass... I need to research tides and locations, hopefully I'll be posting a few pictures of bass in hand here soon!