Wandering Thoughts Posts

Well, we left on time for our second Anglesey visit, got the bait on the way as usual from victoria Angling on Conwy Pier then this happened! Going over the roundabout, westbound on the A55 at Llanfairfechan we got side-swiped by a Slovakian wagon that quite obviously didn’t see us. As he went round the roundabout he pushed our car over the roundabout with his wheels. He just carried on! We sped off after him and eventually pulled him in to a parking place. Needless to say we called the…

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Well we’re going again! After the last bank holiday visit we’re going to Anglesey again tomorrow (Friday) and staying over until Monday. We hope to get quite a bit of fishing done although the weather doesn’t look like it’s going to be too kind but what the hell, if we waited for good weather in the UK before we did anything we’d all stay inside. Everything is now packed and ready to be loaded into the car first thing tomorrow – I can’t wait!

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After a full english breakfast at the B&B / pub in Pwllheli we motored over to the other side of the Lleyn Peninsula for the second fishing match of the weekend. We were fishing the tide down at Trefor pier, not ideal but its getting increasingly difficult to find piers that you are able to fish from and as BLAS have a pier cup it seemed a shame to waste a trip to the Lleyn without giving Trefor a go. The venue is fantastic and although the weather was atrocious…

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We set of from Preston early enough so that we could pickup some bait from Victoria angling at Colwyn Bay Pier and have enough time to book into the B&B ( The Victoria hotel ) before meeting the lads from Blackpool and Leyton Angling Society and Wirral Sea Fishing for the customary natter before the match. Paddy had made a huge pot of Chilli which was very welcome and even tempted some of the guys out of the pub were they were watching the FA Cup! At about 4.30pm we…

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Last week saw my Mother and Father take a well earned holiday in Gozo, Malta, so I volunteered to go up to their place and water the conservatory and Dads vegetable patch. While I was there I thought I’d try out the Nikon 2200’s close up facility and as you can see by the results – it seems very good. This first picture is of the Apple blossom with the conservatory, blurred deliberately for effect, in the background. The conservatory got a good soaking as per Mum’s instructions so I…

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Anglesey, my Anglesey Just found this blog by Keith Alexander. He’s got the right idea – retiring to Anglesey – a dream both myself and Wendy share…. one day….

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After Saturdays exploration and chat with Gareth we mounted our expedition to Cable Bay with some heavy duty rock fishing gear and some lighter rods just in case we fancied a bit of float fishing. We arrived at the car park at about 10am and followed a path around to the left onto a rocky outcrop. The weather had closed in a bit over night and although it never rained, the sky stayed hazy throughout the session. After numerous bait changes – squid, mackerel, sandeels neither Wendy or I had…

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After Friday nights adventures we got up for a late (very late!) breakfast and on opening the curtains were greeted with another fantastic day. Blazing sunshine and hardly any wind at all. We decided that we were well overdue for a bit of a walk so got together a rucksack of light fishing gear and another of sandwiches and drinks and headed to the South East corner of the island to Llanddwyn Island. We payed the £2 to park near the sand dunes at Newborough and headed along a track…

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After a leisurely journey from Preston we arrived on the island a little to early to get into the cottage so we stopped for a cup of tea and some cake at a cafe in Beaumaris – the weather was fantastic and the views across the Menai Straits of the mainland were beautiful. We arrived at the cottage and as soon as we’d unpacked all the gears set out to “Porth Tywyn-mawr” or “Sandy Beach” to dig some lugworm for the first fishing session on Anglesey this year. We’d already…

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Everything is packed, more sea fishing gear than a Discovery Reel time fishing show and almost as much walking stuff as Rays Mears could manage. The weather looks like it’s going to be kind to us and the bait has been ordered ready to be collected from Victoria Pier Angling on our way. We’re staying at the Top end of the island in a cottage just North of Rhosybol on the Southern side of Parys Mountain so, if the weather holds at least we’ll get some walking done even if…

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