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Fishing in North Wales

Sea Fishing in North Wales: Top 5 Spots & Tours

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.

Where can I sea fish in North Wales?

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.

1. Anglesey

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.

2. Llŷn Peninsula

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.

3. Aberdovey/Tywyn

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.

4. Conwy Harbour

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.

5. Llandudno pier

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.

The best sea fishing tours in North Wales

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:

  • Starida Puffin Island Cruises and Fishing Trips organises superb fishing trips in North Wales in our opinion… and that of over a thousand travellers. Starting from Beaumaris on Anglesey, you’ll also get good views of the famous Puffin Island. As well as Enthusiast (four or six hours) and Experienced options (eight or ten), Starida offers affordable family packages: what a way to spend some quality time with your partner and children!

  • Part of Anglesey Charter Fishing, the crew of the Bad Boyz will take you around all the right spots to get your money’s worth: starting from Holyhead and its smooth-hounds, you’ll probably head towards the wrecks hidden below St. George’s Channel, Holyhead Deeps for tope and spurdogs, and the sandy Caernarfon Bay

  • The crew of the Mikatcha, part of the Aberdovey Boat Charter company, won’t disappoint you: with over fifty years of experience, they have all the right tips to ensure that you’ll go home with something to impress your friends and family

  • Incentive Sea Fishing Trips is ideal for anyone looking for a personal, friendly experience. These sea fishing tours begin by the Rhos-on-Sea beach (near Colwyn Bay) and can last five, eight, ten, or even twelve hours

  • Based in Conwy, Sea Fishing Trips are leaders in wreck, reef, and deep-sea fishing in North Wales. Their chartered boat will take you to all the best spots between Anglesey and the Liverpool Bay, giving you juicy opportunities to catch pollack, cod, bass, mackerel, and conger

Planning on making the most of sea fishing in North Wales by returning to these stunning coasts many more times? Get in touch about our lodges for sale, the perfect starting point for your next fishing trip and unforgettable holidays with your family.