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Llŷn Angling

Llŷn Angling

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A guide to fishing on Morfa Nefyn Beach

Morfa Nefyn Beach: Where Anglers Meet Nature

Location: Morfa Nefyn Beach is nestled along the northern coast of the Llŷn Peninsula in Gwynedd, Wales. Situated approximately 6 miles southwest of Pwllheli, it overlooks the Irish Sea and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding coastline.

Length and Composition: Stretching for about 2 miles (3.2 kilometres), Morfa Nefyn Beach boasts soft golden sands interspersed with rocky outcrops and occasional patches of pebbles. This diverse composition creates a rich habitat for marine life, making it a prime location for anglers.

Aspect: Facing north towards the Irish Sea, Morfa Nefyn Beach provides an enchanting panorama of the sea and rugged coastline. Its tranquil ambiance and unspoiled natural beauty make it an ideal destination for anglers seeking both relaxation and adventure.

Fishing at Morfa Nefyn Beach

Spring: March to May

During spring, Morfa Nefyn Beach welcomes an array of fish species, including bass, flounder, and mackerel. Anglers can employ various methods such as lure fishing with spinners or soft plastics for bass and mackerel, and bottom fishing with baited rigs using ragworms or lugworms for flounder.

Summer: June to August

Summer brings an abundance of mackerel to the waters off Morfa Nefyn Beach. Anglers can enjoy exhilarating mackerel fishing sessions using feathered lures or small strips of mackerel. Bass continue to frequent the rocky areas, providing exciting opportunities for lure fishing with spinners or soft plastics.

Autumn: September to November

In autumn, species like bass, wrasse, and flatfish dominate the fishing scene. Lure fishing with jigs or plugs can entice bass and wrasse, while bottom fishing with baited rigs is effective for targeting flatfish such as plaice and flounder. Mackerel may still be present, adding to the excitement.

Winter: December to February

Even in the quieter months of winter, Morfa Nefyn Beach remains a haven for anglers. Species like whiting, dogfish and rays can be targeted using bottom fishing rigs baited with squid or mackerel. Fishing during slack tide periods or the incoming tide can enhance the chances of success.

Best Times to Fish:

  • Consult tide charts to determine optimal fishing times, as tides influence fish activity.
  • Early mornings and late evenings are typically productive, especially in warmer months.
  • Keep an eye on weather conditions and plan trips accordingly for safety and comfort.

Experience the tranquillity and natural wonders of Morfa Nefyn Beach as you embark on a memorable fishing adventure along the stunning shores of the Llŷn Peninsula. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a novice enthusiast, Morfa Nefyn Beach promises an immersive and rewarding experience amidst the beauty of Wales' coastal landscape.

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 3 matches held at this venue, with 16 anglers taking part.

Species Total
Whiting230
Dogfish14
Dab11
Bull Huss2
Flounder2
Thornback Ray1
Notes:

* 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.