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Llŷn Angling

Llŷn Angling

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A guide to fishing at Hell's Mouth.

Hell's Mouth

Location: Hell's Mouth, known as Porth Neigwl in Welsh, is located on the western coast of the Llŷn Peninsula in Gwynedd, Wales. It sits between the villages of Llanengan and Aberdaron, overlooking the expanse of Cardigan Bay.

Length and Composition: This stunning stretch of coastline extends for approximately 4 miles (6.4 kilometres). Its composition features a mix of sandy beaches, rocky outcrops, and dramatic cliffs, providing diverse habitats for marine life and endless opportunities for anglers.

Aspect: Facing westward towards the Irish Sea, Hell's Mouth offers awe-inspiring views of the horizon and spectacular sunsets. Its rugged beauty and untamed landscape make it a popular destination for anglers seeking both adventure and tranquillity.

Fishing at Hell's Mouth:

Spring: March to May

During spring, Hell's Mouth teems with a variety of fish species, including bass, mackerel, and flatfish like plaice and flounder. Anglers can have success using lures such as spinners or soft plastics for bass and mackerel. Bottom fishing with baited rigs using sandeels, ragworms or lugworms is effective for targeting flatfish.

Summer: June to August

Summer brings an abundance of mackerel to the waters around Hell's Mouth. Anglers can enjoy fast-paced mackerel fishing sessions using feathered lures or small strips of mackerel. Bass remain active, particularly around the rocky areas at the eastern end of the beach. Lures such as spinners or soft plastics work well for bass.

Autumn: September to November

Autumn presents opportunities to target species like bass and pollack. Lure fishing with jigs or plugs can entice bass, while pollack can be caught using similar methods around rocky outcrops. Bottom fishing with baited rigs is effective for targeting flatfish like plaice and flounder.

Winter: December to February

In winter, anglers can still find success fishing at Hell's Mouth for species like dogfish, dabs and whiting. Bottom fishing with baited rigs using squid or mackerel can yield results with dogfish and whiting. Small worm baits will attract the dabs. 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 fishing at Hell's Mouth and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Welsh coastline, where every season offers 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 1 matches held at this venue, with 10 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.