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Llŷn Angling

Llŷn Angling

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A guide to fishing off Gimblet rock, Pwllheli

Gimblet Rock

Location: Gimblet Rock is located on the eastern end of Pwllheli beach of the Llŷn Peninsula in Gwynedd, Wales, near the town of Pwllheli. It offers anglers a picturesque setting for fishing adventures along the shores of Cardigan Bay.

Length and Composition: This prominent rock formation extends approximately 200 meters into the sea. Its composition features rugged cliffs and rocky outcrops, providing diverse habitats for marine life and excellent fishing opportunities.

Aspect: Facing northwest towards Cardigan Bay, Gimblet Rock offers breathtaking views of the sea and surrounding coastline. Its remote location and natural beauty make it an ideal spot for anglers seeking solitude and memorable catches.

Fishing off Gimblet Rock

Spring: March to May

Spring brings a variety of fish species to the waters around Gimblet Rock. Anglers can target species such as bass, pollack, and wrasse. Casting out with lures such as soft plastics or spinners can entice bass and pollack, while bottom fishing with baited rigs using ragworms or squid is effective for catching wrasse.

Summer: June to August

Summer is a bustling time for fishing off Gimblet Rock, 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, particularly 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 dabs and whiting. Bottom fishing with baited rigs using lugworm or ragworm can yield success with dabs, while whiting can be caught using smaller baitfish or squid. Pollack activity remains consistent during this season, making lure fishing with jigs or plugs a reliable method for catching them.

Winter: December to February

Winter heralds the arrival of dogfish and other cold-water species near Gimblet Rock. Anglers can target dogfish using bottom fishing rigs baited with squid or mackerel. Whiting remain throughout the winter and can be attracted to small fish or worm baits. 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.

Discover the joys of fishing off Gimblet Rock and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Welsh coastline, where every season brings new opportunities and unforgettable experiences for anglers of all levels.

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.