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Companions Guide to the Sea Fishing Marks

South Coast - Harlech to Abersoch

Harlech

Morfa Harlech   (map)

Clean sandy beach stretching north for approx 2 miles. Access to the beach is at Harlech.  
Species:- Bass, flatfish and dogfish. 

Porthmadog 

Harbour  (map)

A high water mark for all but the the mullet. Mainly fishing onto sand, mud and gravel with snags from the road bridge round to the sluice gates. 
Species:- Summer - bass, flatfish, mullet and silver eels. Winter don't bother. 

Borth-y-Gest  (map) to Powder House (map)

Borth-y-Gest can be fished at any state of the tide but is generally best 2 hrs either side of high water. The Powder House at Black Rock Sands is best fished 2hrs either side of low water. Each season bass to double figures are taken from the estuary. 
Species:- Summer - bass, flatfish, mullet and silver eels. Winter - flounder in the estuary with whiting and dogfish off the Powder House.


Criccieth

Esplanade Beach (map)

Two hours either side of low water gives a good chance of bass on a lure fishing around the patches of boulders immediately in front of the beach cafe. 
Species:- Summer - bass, dogfish and mackerel. Winter - dogfish, whiting and occasional codling after strong blow from SW.

Stone Jetty (map)

Rough ground to the right of the jetty, clean sand directly out and slightly to the right from the end of the jetty. Right of a line from the end of the jetty to the castle headland marks the very rough ground. 
Species:- Summer - bass, dogfish mackerel, pollock, wrasse dabs and conger . Winter - dogfish, whiting. 

Marine Terrace (Min y Mor)  Beach  (map)

The last 80m of beach directly under the castle rock offers clean ground. To the right right of this looking west towards Pwllheli the ground is very rough with large boulders forming a reef.
Species:- Summer - bass, dogfish mackerel, pollock, dabs and strap conger. Winter - dogfish, whiting and occasional codling over the rough ground after strong blow from SW.  


Penychain & Abererch 

Penychain  (map) ( Butlins Point)

Penychain is also known as Butlins Point and is a rock mark about 4 miles west from Criccieth.
Abererch beach is the beach to the west of Penychain stretching towards Pwllheli. 
Species:- Summer - bass, bream, dogfish, pollack, dabs and mackerel. Winter - Whiting, dabs, dogfish.  


Pwllheli

Harbour  (map) more

The entrance to the harbour is a summer venue with the best fishing is about 2 - 2/1/2 hrs either side of high water.
Species:- Summer - Bass, flatfish and sea bream.  Winter - Fish Gimlet Rock & South Beach 

Gimlet Rock & South Beach (map)

The beach is sand with some single at the high water mark. The Gimlet Rock end of the beach offers access to the deepest water.
Species:- Summer - bass, bream, dogfish, thornback ray, bull huss, dabs and mackerel. Winter - Whiting, dabs, dogfish.  


LLanbedrog

Beach  (map)

Small sand beach with a rocky headland at the western end. Heavily populated with holiday makers in the height of summer. Late spring, autumn or night are the quietest times.
Species:- Summer - bass, bream, mackerel, dogfish and flounder. Winter - Whiting, dabs, dogfish. 


Abersoch

Warren Beach  (map)

A sandy beach with a small river estuary at its western (town) end. Best avoided on hot summer days when the beach is invaded by holiday makers.
Species:- Summer - bass, mackerel, dogfish turbot, sole and flounder. Winter - Whiting, dogfish, flounder

 

 


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