The chart shows some of the fish that are caught at Gimblet Rock and your chances of catching them throughout the year. Click on any of the fish names to find out more about that fish and fishing for it.
Area: This area covers the coastline from the Marina entrance round to Gimblet rock and West along the beach as far as the Caffi Melyn (the yellow cafe on the beach.)
Tackle: Standard beach fishing gear with a size 2/0, two hook clip down rig is all you need for most fishing at this venue, but go down to a size 4 or 6 for the Bream.
During the summer months, this area fishes well with light spinning gear for Mackerel, Bass and Garfish.
Tides: Generally fishes better on the rising tide but can produce on the ebb, especially for Thornbacks.
Bait: Sandeels, Ragworm, Crab, Mackerel for most species. Feathers, plugs and spinners for Mackerel and Bass.
Conditions: West of Gimblet rock, the beach is steep shingle/sand fishing onto clean ground with some light rough patches. You should not expect to loose much tackle here.
The shore East of the Rock round to the Marina entrance is strewn with boulders and weed patches giving way to clean ground further out.
Long casting isn't necessary, but can be an advantage in clear calm conditions.
Expect a lot of loose weed after strong south westerly winds.
Other fish: Trigger, Gurnard, Red Mullet and Dragonet have all been landed occasionally.
Float fishing a Prawn or Sandeel from Gimblet Rock or amongst the boulders to the East will often produce Mackerel and Bass. The favoured spot for Tope and Thornbacks stretches about 100m West along the beach from the Rock, although Thornbacks have been scarce recently.