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Llŷn Angling

Llŷn Angling

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A guide to fishing from Trefor Pier

Trefor Pier: An Accessible Fishing Haven

Location: Trefor Pier is located on the northern coast of the Llŷn Peninsula in Gwynedd, Wales, near the village of Trefor. It offers anglers a convenient and accessible spot for fishing adventures along the shores of the Irish Sea.

Length and Composition: This charming pier extends approximately 100 meters into the sea. While the old wooden pier is long gone, the stone jetty that remains provides a stable platform for anglers to cast their lines from. The surrounding waters are teeming with marine life, making Trefor Pier a hotspot for fishing enthusiasts.

Aspect: Facing northwest towards the Irish Sea, Trefor Pier offers panoramic views of the sea and surrounding coastline with the Eifl mountains looming in the background. Its convenient location and tranquil atmosphere make it a popular destination for both locals and visitors alike.

Fishing on Trefor Pier

Spring: March to May

Spring brings a variety of fish species to Trefor Pier. Anglers can target species such as mackerel, pollack, and wrasse. Casting out with feathered lures or small strips of mackerel can attract mackerel, while pollack can be caught using jigs or plugs. Wrasse are often found near the pier's structure and can be caught using baited rigs with ragworms or crab.

Summer: June to August

Summer is a bustling time for fishing at Trefor Pier, with mackerel being abundant in the waters. Anglers can enjoy fast-paced mackerel fishing sessions using feathered lures or small strips of mackerel. Pollack and wrasse continue to be active, making lure fishing with jigs or plugs and bottom fishing with baited rigs effective methods.

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 can yield success with cod, while whiting can be caught using smaller 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 November

Winter heralds the arrival of cod and other cold-water species near Trefor Pier. 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 excitement of fishing at Trefor Pier 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.