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Llŷn Angling

Llŷn Angling

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A guide to fishing at Pwllheli Marina

Pwllheli Marina: A Sheltered Haven

Location: Pwllheli Marina is nestled on the southern coast of the Llŷn Peninsula in Gwynedd, Wales, near the town of Pwllheli. It offers anglers a convenient and sheltered spot for fishing adventures along the shores of Cardigan Bay.

Length and Composition: This bustling marina stretches approximately 500 meters along the coastline. Its composition features sturdy docks and pontoons, providing ample space for anglers to cast their lines. The surrounding waters are rich in marine life, making Pwllheli Marina a prime destination for fishing enthusiasts.

Aspect: Facing southwest towards Cardigan Bay, Pwllheli Marina offers stunning views of the sea and surrounding landscape. Its convenient location and tranquil atmosphere make it a popular destination for both locals and visitors alike. Being sheltered and accessible from both sides of the estuary, it can be fished in even the most unfavourable weather.

Fishing in Pwllheli Marina

Spring: March to May

Spring brings a variety of fish species to Pwllheli Marina. Anglers can target species such as bass, flounder, and mullet. Bottom fishing with baited rigs using ragworms or squid is effective for catching flounder and mullet. A float rig baited with sandeel or prawn can be effective for bass. Lure fishing with spinners or soft plastics can also entice bass.

Summer: June to September

Summer is a bustling time for fishing at Pwllheli Marina, when mackerel sometimes enter the estuary. Anglers can enjoy fast-paced mackerel fishing sessions using feathered lures or small strips of mackerel. Bass continue to be active, particularly around the marina's structure. Lures such as spinners or soft plastics work well for bass.

Autumn: September to November

Autumn offers anglers the opportunity to target species like whiting using smaller baitfish or squid. Flounder and mullet activity remains consistent during this season, making bottom fishing with baited rigs a reliable method for catching them.

Winter: December to February

Winter heralds the arrival of coalfish at Pwllheli Marina. Anglers can target them 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 excitement of fishing at Pwllheli Marina and enjoy the thrill of angling amidst the natural beauty of the Welsh coastline, 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.

Species Total

* 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.