10 fishing spots on Pembrokeshire Coast
As the UK’s only coastal National Park, it’s no surprise that Pembrokeshire Coast is a wealth of fantastic places to go fishing. Here are 10 spots that we recommend for keen anglers.
With a new lake opening in 2017 Yet y Gors fishery and campsite is expanding to cope with the demand of keen fishermen and women looking for a secluded spot to hone their skills and try out coarse fishing. The lakes on the site are filled with carp and eels with no designated spot for guests to fish from. There’s an on-site tackle shop to stock up with all you need and you can even camp on-site should you wish to fish on late into the night or get up with the larks in the morning.
More Information: https://www.yet-y-gors.co.uk/
If you’ve never tried sea fishing then now’s the time! Down at Poppit Sands you can put your wellies on and venture out into the sea in an attempt to catch mullet, flounder and cod all year round; or sea trout and salmon between March and October. As you’re out at sea it’s worth remembering that the tide can change quickly and here it can come in very quickly indeed so make sure you’re aware of when it’s time to call it a day and to pack up and head back to shore!
More Information: http://fishingwales.net/poppit-sands/
Fishing at sea, as you might expect, is a completely different challenge to fishing on a river or lake. Depending on the time of year the types of fish that you could catch varies and the weather conditions can make it a fantastic experience. Sea angling from Dale is a great way of getting into this form of the sport and there are 2 or 4-hour trips available for both beginners and novice sea anglers. You’ll be helped by experienced guides and you could catch cod, wrasse, mackerel or herring. It’s also a great chance to work on your suntan!
More Information: http://www.broadsidedale.co.uk/angling/angling-trips/
Part of the fun of river fishing is being in a beautiful location away from the noise of the traffic so you can relax on the riverbank and enjoy a day’s fishing. Down at Nevern Bridge you have the opportunity to do just that, with plenty of great spots for visitors to try with good rates available from the Nevern Angling Society. Sea trout start to make their way into the river from May and salmon are present between August and the end of the season in October.
More Information: http://www.nevernanglingassociation.org.uk/
Newport Sands beach is one of the most beautiful in the whole country – and that’s saying something! With gorgeous sandy beaches it’s often hard to tear yourself away on a sunny day, but when sea fishing is the alternative it’s a good option to have! If you know what you’re doing and are an experienced sea angler then you can venture out on a rented boat or as far as you’re comfortable in your waders. If you do decide to head out on a boat, and this is the best option by far, then you have the chance to land mysterious creatures like rays when the water is choppy.
More Information: http://www.bluestonewales.com/pembrokeshire/beaches/newport-sands
Saundersfoot Harbour is a popular destination for those wanting to try out some sea angling, and with two different types of days out at sea on offer you have the chance to try whatever appeals most. The first option is a short experience fishing for mackerel that is ideal for amateurs and families in particular so that you can get the kids involved; while the second is a longer sport fishing trip for the more experienced where you could catch eel, bass, ray and more.
More Information: https://fishingwales.net/fishing-locations/saundersfoot/
A purpose built fishing resort in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park? What more could any keen angler ask for? The Ian Heaps resort has been designed for complete beginners right through to more experienced fishermen and women and features three different lakes for you to fish on. There is no need to book a place at the resort so you can just turn up on the day and as it is open all year round you can go back again and again if you wish. There’s even an on-site tackle shop so you can take the bare minimum in terms of equipment and buy the rest when you arrive should you wish.
More Information: http://www.ian-heaps.com/
When you go sea fishing you want to be assured that there are plenty of fish out there, and off Amroth Beach you’re almost guaranteed to land something each time you venture out. The beach itself is sandy and welcoming, and the seas can be beautiful on a clear day. This particular location is the perfect place to try sea angling if you’re a beginner because of the many secluded sections, while experienced anglers can venture out further in an attempt to land flounder and bass.
More Information: http://mmbfc.co.uk/Shore-Marks-4.php
It doesn’t matter if you head out for an hour or two or the whole day, you stand a fantastic chance of landing something on the Milford Haven waterway. Bass, mackerel and wrasse are all commonly caught off this section of the Welsh coastline and there are numerous trips out to sea on a daily basis throughout the fishing season. The sea angling here is billed as the best in the region and some operators even provide all day sharking charters at specific times of year.
More Information: https://fishingwales.net/fishing-locations/milford-haven/
When Ginger Hill was opened as a campsite and fishery it was instantly popular and it has since grown into one of the best fishing spots in the Pembrokeshire National Park. Today there are more than 400 fish in the three lakes providing plenty of opportunities for children and amateurs to land their first catch. There are also plenty of good spots for more experienced anglers to enjoy themselves, with bait and tackle available to buy on-site. If you’re going with a group of angling friends then camping is available on the site enabling you to fish as early or as late as you like.
More Information: http://www.gingerhill.co.uk/fishing/
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