Planning on sea fishing in North Wales? Great choice!
Bathed by the waters of the Irish sea and boasting over 370 miles of coastline, this part of the country is ideal to catch a large variety of fish while taking in the most breathtaking views.
While there are countless tactical places to go sea fishing in North Wales, these are our favourite spots when it comes to both scenery and fish variety.
Anglesey isn’t just one of the most beloved tourist destinations in Wales: being a 260-square-mile island, it offers several idyllic fishing locations.
The most picturesque has got to be Moelfre, a bustling fishing village on the east coast. You can expect to catch conger eels, dogfish, and pollack, but Moelfre is especially renowned for mackerel during the summer months.
If you’d also like to make the most of a peaceful view when you go fishing, head straight to Penmon Point. You’ll be overlooking the charming lighthouse that inspired countless paintings within the Beaumaris artist community, while its waters will reward you with pollack, bass, dogfish, conger, mackerel, or whiting.
Cymyran Beach is another renowned spot amongst fishermen who prefer sandy beaches. Located on the west coast near Holyhead, it’ll give you good chances of catching bass, flounder, fry, grey mullet, and flat fish.
With a 110-mile-long coastline, it won’t come as a surprise that this peninsula includes some of the best Welsh fishing hotspots.
Pwllheli Beach, with its sandy dunes, deserves a special mention. You’ll find an impressive variety of fish, from black bream to gurnard and mackerel, with bass being the most popular in summer.
Trwyn Cilan is especially known for huss and ballan wrasse, whereas the surf beach of Porth Neigwl is one of the most tactical places to catch bass.
The Trefeddian stretch between Aberdovey and Tywyn is another fruitful bass fishing spot, but you’ll be likely to go home with some mackerel, flounder, tope, grey mullet, or black bream, too.
Because this is where the river estuary meets salt water, the harbour town of Conwy is one of the best places for sea fishing in North Wales.
Its waters are particularly rich with eel, flounder, plaice, dab, codling, and whiting.
How about fishing from a Victorian pier? While pollock, mackerel and dogfish tend to be the most popular species, Llandudno boasts a spectacular diversity of fish.
However, with the pier being a well-known tourist attraction, consider heading there during quieter times.
Perhaps your idea of sea fishing in North Wales involves a charter rather than a quiet location by the shore?
While you won’t be too far from the land, choosing a fishing tour is the perfect opportunity to encounter the fish species that hardly ever appear by the shore.
Here are some of the most exciting options:
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