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Llŷn Angling

Llŷn Angling

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A guide to fishing on Porth Iago

Porth Iago: A Fishing Haven

Location: Porth Iago graces the rugged northern coast of the Llŷn Peninsula in Gwynedd, Wales. It sits nestled amidst dramatic cliffs and picturesque scenery, offering anglers a tranquil haven to enjoy their sport.

Length and Composition: Stretching approximately 300 meters along the coastline, Porth Iago boasts soft sandy shores flanked by rocky outcrops and tide pools. The pristine waters of the Irish Sea lap gently against its shores, creating a diverse marine habitat.

Aspect: Facing northwest, Porth Iago provides anglers with stunning views of the sea and surrounding cliffs, making it a serene and picturesque setting for fishing adventures.

Seasonal Fishing

Spring: March to May

Spring heralds the awakening of marine life at Porth Iago. Species like bass, mackerel, and wrasse become more active, providing exciting fishing prospects. Anglers can target bass using lures such as spinners or soft plastics, while mackerel can be caught using feathered lures or small strips of mackerel. Bottom fishing with baited rigs using ragworms or squid can yield success with wrasse.

Summer: June to August

Summer brings an abundance of fish to the waters off Porth Iago. Mackerel are plentiful, making it an excellent time for anglers to enjoy fast-paced mackerel fishing sessions using feathered lures or small strips of mackerel. Bass continue to be active, particularly around rocky outcrops or submerged structures. Anglers can target bass using lures or live bait like sandeels or crabs.

Autumn: September to November

As autumn sets in, Porth Iago remains a fruitful fishing destination. Species like cod and whiting become more prevalent, offering anglers the opportunity to target these cold-water species using bottom fishing rigs baited with squid or mackerel. Wrasse activity remains consistent, making it a great time to continue bottom fishing with baited rigs using ragworms or squid.

Winter: December to February

Winter heralds the arrival of cod and other cold-water species near Porth Iago. Anglers can brave the cooler temperatures to target cod using bottom fishing rigs with large bait such as 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 particularly productive during winter.

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 can often yield the best catches, especially during the warmer months.
  • Pay attention to weather conditions and plan fishing trips accordingly to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Experience the thrill of angling amidst the natural beauty of Porth Iago, where every season brings 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.