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Llŷn Angling

Llŷn Angling

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A guide to fishing off the rocks at Uwchmynydd

Uwchmynydd: A Coastal Gem

Location: Uwchmynydd is a rocky headland, located on the westernmost tip of the Llŷn Peninsula in Gwynedd, Wales. Surrounded by rugged cliffs, it offers anglers breath taking views of Ynys Enlli (Bardsey Island) in the Irish Sea and surrounding coastline.

Length and Composition: Stretching along the coastline for approximately 1 mile, Uwchmynydd features rocky cliffs, tidal pools, and secluded coves. Its composition provides anglers with a variety of fishing opportunities, from rock fishing to surfcasting.

Aspect: Facing westward towards the Irish Sea, Uwchmynydd enjoys stunning sunsets and panoramic vistas. Its remote location and rugged beauty make it a haven for anglers seeking solitude and adventure.

Fishing off the rocks at Uwchmynydd

Spring: March to May

Spring brings a variety of fish species to the waters off Uwchmynydd. Anglers fishing off the rocks can target species such as bass, wrasse, and pollack. Bottom fishing with baited rigs using ragworms or squid is effective for catching wrasse. Lure fishing with spinners or soft plastics can entice bass and pollack.

Summer: June to August

Summer is an exciting time for rock fishing at Uwchmynydd, with species like mackerel and garfish being abundant. Anglers can enjoy fast-paced mackerel fishing sessions using feathered lures or small strips of mackerel. Garfish can be caught using small hooks baited with strips of fish or squid. Bass continue to be active, particularly around rocky areas or submerged structures.

Autumn: September to August

Autumn offers anglers the opportunity to target species like cod and conger eel. Fishing with baited rigs using squid or mackerel can yield success with cod, while conger eel can be caught using large baitfish or squid. Wrasse 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 cod and other cold-water species near Uwchmynydd. Anglers fishing off the rocks can target cod using bottom fishing rigs baited with squid or mackerel. Conger eel 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 thrill of rock fishing at Uwchmynydd and discover the diverse marine life that inhabits the waters off the westernmost tip of the Llŷn Peninsula. 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.