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Llŷn Angling

Llŷn Angling

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A guide to fishing on Abersoch Beach

Abersoch Beach: A Coastal Gem

Location: Abersoch Beach graces the southern coast of the Llŷn Peninsula in Gwynedd, Wales. Situated near the charming village of Abersoch, it offers visitors a picturesque escape along the shores of Cardigan Bay.

Length and Composition: Stretching approximately 1 mile along the coastline, Abersoch Beach features soft golden sands bordered by rocky formations and sand dunes. Its pristine waters and stunning scenery make it a popular destination for both anglers and beachgoers alike.

Aspect: Facing southwest towards Cardigan Bay, Abersoch Beach offers panoramic views of the sea and surrounding coastline, providing anglers with a tranquil setting for fishing adventures.

Seasonal Fishing

Spring: March to May

Spring brings a variety of fish species to the waters off Abersoch Beach. Anglers can target bass, flounder, and mullet during this season. Bottom fishing with baited rigs using ragworms or lugworms is effective for catching flounder and mullet. Lure fishing with spinners or soft plastics can entice bass.

Summer: June to August

Summer is a bustling time for fishing at Abersoch 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, particularly around rocky areas or submerged structures, for example, in the vicinity of the sailing club slipway. Lures such as spinners or soft plastics work well for bass.

Autumn: September to November

Autumn offers anglers the opportunity to target species like 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 Abersoch Beach. Anglers can target whiting, dabs and dogfish using bottom fishing rigs baited with squid or mackerel or lugworm. Fishing during slack tide periods or during the incoming tide can be productive.

Best Times to Fish:

  • Check 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 when the beach can become crowded during the day.
  • Pay attention to weather conditions and plan fishing trips accordingly to ensure safety and comfort.

Experience the thrill of angling amidst the natural beauty of Abersoch Beach, where every season brings 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.