Last Updated October 2022
Probably most noted as a summer and autumn bass mark. It also offers mackerel, pollack wrasse and occasional rays over clean patches of sand. In Autumn and spring you’ve a better chance of huss.Come winter it offers whiting, occasional codling, dogfish dabs and conger.

Lighthouse & Pilot Houses Penmon Point
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Summer Species
Bass, pollack, wrasse, flatfish and mackerel.
Bass sometime show well into December if the autumn and early winter are mild.

Winter Species
Whiting, codling, dogfish,and coalfish


In the summer you can fish lures for bass and pollack from the rocky outcrops around the headland or move to the left end of the beach for rock platforms. The ground is very mixed with boulders and rocks covered in kelp with a few cleaner patches. In summer and autumn fishing peeler crab into the gullies is the prime method to temp the bass.
Although the step shingle beach looks like a tackle graveyard it's surprisingly not as bad as it looks. Traditional beach fishing gear can be used from the beach.The step shingle beach and rock platforms at the left-hand end are the favoured marks in the winter after darkness when the place is alive with whiting and dogfish. Winter also brings a good chance of huss and conger.

Penmon is one of those places that needs to be visited at LW to see the lie of the land and help pick out the areas where the ground is clean enough to fish. No info about Penmon is complete without the warning about fishing off the Lighthouse rock. It is accessible over LW but the causeway leading to it covers very quickly on an incoming tide.


Leave Beaumaris on B5109 heading towards Llanfaes.
  1. After about 1.5 miles you'll come to a cross roads, The right turn is signposted Penmon.
  2. Follow this road for approx 2 1/2 miles. During daylight hours there will be a man posted at a small shed who charges you to go the last 1/2 mile to the lighthouse.
  3. After dark or very early in the morning there's nobody collecting monies.

Penmon gets very busy with visitors during the warmer months

Tide Times Penmon Lighthouse

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