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Llŷn Angling

Llŷn Angling

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A guide to fishing on Nefyn Beach

Nefyn Beach: A Coastal Gem

Location: Nefyn Beach graces the northern coast of the Llŷn Peninsula in Gwynedd, Wales. Situated in the town of Nefyn, it overlooks the Irish Sea and lies approximately 7 miles southwest of Pwllheli.

Length and Composition: This picturesque beach spans approximately 2 miles (3.2 kilometres) along the coastline. Its composition features soft golden sands, occasional rocky outcrops, and gentle dunes, providing a varied landscape for both anglers and beachgoers to enjoy.

Aspect: Facing north towards the Irish Sea, Nefyn Beach offers breathtaking views of the sea and surrounding coastline. Its tranquil ambiance and natural beauty make it a popular destination for anglers seeking both relaxation and adventure.

Fishing at Nefyn Beach

Spring: March to May

During spring, Nefyn Beach attracts a variety of fish species, including bass, flounder, and mackerel. Anglers can have success using lures such as spinners or soft plastics for bass and mackerel. Bottom fishing with baited rigs using ragworms or lugworms is effective for targeting flounder.

Summer: June to August

Summer heralds the arrival of an abundance of mackerel in the waters off Nefyn Beach. Anglers can enjoy fast-paced 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 during the quieter months of winter, Nefyn Beach remains a haven for anglers. Species like whiting and dogfish 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 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, 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 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.