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Llŷn Angling

Llŷn Angling

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A guide to fishing on Criccieth beach

Criccieth Beach: A Coastal Retreat

Location: Criccieth Beach graces the southern coast of the Llŷn Peninsula in Gwynedd, Wales. Situated near the charming town of Criccieth, it offers visitors a tranquil escape along the shores of Cardigan Bay.

Length and Composition: This picturesque beach extends approximately 1.5 miles along the coastline. Its composition features soft golden sands, gently sloping into the sea, providing a perfect setting for both beachgoers and anglers alike.

Aspect: Facing westward towards Cardigan Bay, Criccieth Beach offers stunning views of the sea and surrounding countryside. Its serene atmosphere and natural beauty make it an ideal spot for fishing enthusiasts seeking relaxation and adventure.

Fishing on Criccieth Beach

Spring: March to May

Spring brings a variety of fish species to the waters off Criccieth Beach. Anglers can target species such as bass, flounder, and mullet. Bottom fishing with baited rigs using ragworms or lugworms is effective for catching flounder and mullet. Lure fishing with spinners or soft plastics can entice bass.

Summer: June to August

Summer is a bustling time for fishing at Criccieth Beach, with mackerel being abundant in the waters. Anglers can enjoy fast-paced mackerel fishing sessions using feathered lures or small strips of mackerel. Bass continue to be active, especially around rocky areas or submerged structures. Lures such as spinners or soft plastics work well for bass.

Autumn: September to November

Autumn offers anglers the opportunity to target species like cod and whiting. Bottom fishing with baited rigs using squid or mackerel is effective for catching these cold-water species. Flatfish like dabs, plaice and flounder also become more active during this season and can be caught using bottom fishing rigs baited with ragworms or lugworms.

Winter: December to February

Winter heralds the arrival of cod and other cold-water species near Criccieth Beach. Anglers can target cod using bottom fishing rigs baited with squid or mackerel. Whiting and dogfish may also be encountered during winter fishing expeditions. Fishing during slack tide periods or during the incoming tide can be productive.

Best Times to Fish:

  • Consult local tide charts to determine the best times to fish, as many species are more active during incoming or outgoing tides.
  • Early mornings and late evenings are often the most productive times for fishing, especially during the warmer months.
  • Pay attention to weather conditions and plan fishing trips accordingly to ensure safety and comfort.

Experience the joy of angling amidst the natural beauty of Criccieth Beach, where every season offers new opportunities and memorable catches await.

See what fish the Three Herrings SAC have landed at this venue over the years.

The report below shows the number of each species of fish that was caught and recorded in the Three Herrings SAC matches held during any selected year or years. The information is updated after each match*.

You can select a single year or a range of years and even specify which months of the year are included in the report using the Report Options below.

To select a specific league year to report on, select an option from the Start Year list. To select a range of years, select a Start Year first then select an End Year from the other list.

Select the month or months you want to include or exclude from the report by clicking or tapping in the boxes below**.

** At least one month must be selected.

The table below is compiled from 0 matches held at this venue, with 0 anglers taking part.

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Notes:

* The table above is for information only. It represents the results of the Three Herrings SAC club matches. It is by no means an exhaustive list of the species that can be caught in the area. Nor is it indicative of the relative abundance of any particular species.