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Llŷn Angling

Llŷn Angling

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A guide to fishing on Pistyll Beach

Pistyll Beach: A Fishing Haven

Location: Pistyll Beach is situated on the northern coast of the Llŷn Peninsula in Gwynedd, Wales. Tucked near the village of Pistyll, it offers anglers a serene escape along the shores of Cardigan Bay.

Length and Composition: This picturesque beach stretches approximately 500 meters along the coastline. Its composition features a blend of soft sandy shores, interspersed with rocky outcrops and tidal pools, providing a diverse habitat for marine life.

Aspect: Facing northwest towards Cardigan Bay, Pistyll Beach provides anglers with stunning views of the sea and surrounding cliffs. Its tranquil setting and varied terrain make it an ideal spot for fishing enthusiasts seeking both relaxation and adventure.

Seasonal Fishing:

Spring: March to May

Spring brings a burst of activity to the waters off Pistyll Beach. Species such as bass, mackerel, and wrasse become more active. Anglers can target bass using lures like 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 is a bustling time for fishing at Pistyll Beach, with mackerel being abundant in the waters. Anglers can enjoy fast-paced mackerel fishing sessions using feathered lures or small strips of mackerel. Bass continue to be active, especially around rocky areas or submerged structures. Lures such as spinners or soft plastics work well for bass.

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 is effective for catching these cold-water species. Flatfish like plaice and flounder also become more active during this season and can be caught using bottom fishing rigs baited with ragworms or lugworms.

Winter: December to February

Winter heralds the arrival of cod and other cold-water species near Pistyll Beach. 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.

Embark on a fishing adventure at Pistyll Beach and immerse yourself in 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.