Tag: cymyran

After Thursdays time on the beach we were both feeling a little tender on our shoulders where we should have re-applied sunscreen a lot earlier than we did, nothing serious but still a little too sore for the blazing midday sun so we elected to have an easy last day (all our Anglesey days are easy) and go for our walk after an early evening dinner. It was to be a day of ’lasts’. We did our last run before breakfast, the 6k loop along the Menai Straits and past…

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The weather continued to bake us during the day so our next sea fishing trip was an early evening at Cymyran to try and avoid a bit of the heat, lure fishing the ‘river’ between Holy Island and Anglesey proper. I was using my 8 weight fly rod armed with a ‘Clouser’ type fly that I’d caught on last year (in different colours) or small plastic ‘red gills’. Wendy was using ‘proper’ lures of either the hard plastic surface type or soft plastic ‘shad’ type on a Sakura Shinjin rod…

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An early start saw us making much better time than anticipated on our journey down to Anglesey so we popped in to ‘Oinkys’ a new cafe on the A55 at Llandulas owned and run by Gareth, who coincidently owns Menai Angling where we picked up a healthy supply of bait for the next two weeks. The café was excellent and the bait equally so and we arrived at Our cottage at Ty Cristion around lunch time. The usual unpacking was quickly followed by a trip to the local supermarket then…

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It’s always the same isn’t it, that stupid excited feeling you get as your first holiday of the year arrives. So it was a few weeks ago when we ventured once more to the beautiful Isle of Anglesey and 2.5 hours later we were unloading a small expeditions worth of gear into ‘Bethan’s Corner’, the cottage at Ty Cristion that was to be our base for the coming week. We were so relaxed it took us a while to get going. The bait was keeping well in the fridge and…

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After going to Anglesey off and on for about 10 years now, plus the countless summer holidays spent in North Wales as a child I came to realise that our tiny island neighbour is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places I’ve been to in my forty something years. It has everything I could ever want, peaceful beaches, long leisurely walks along country lanes or rocky coasts and endless skies stretching of into the distance where they finally descend into the glorious blue sea surrounding the whole of North Wales.…

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After what seemed and eternity and three weeks later than usual we arrived on Anglesey for our last visit of 2012. The obligatory visit to the local supermarket in Holyhead done and supplies for a few days purchased we chose Cymyran Bay beach, behind RAF Valley as our first session and arrived about 2 hours before high water to find near perfect conditions for our target Species, Small-eyed Ray. I fished two rods, one with Sandeel and the other Squid while Wendy elected to fish just the one, again with…

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Our annual September visit to Anglesey coincided with some truly horrid weather this year – payback for a beautiful 2 weeks in July maybe. In fact it was so bad that our first nights sea fishing was cut short, the wind and associated weed was so bad that even huge leads couldn’t keep the baits in the water for any length of time. It doesn’t look it in the photo above but trust me, it was horrid. Saturday, according to the weather forcast didn’t look so bad so we arrived…

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Finally our first visit to Anglesey of 2011 came around and to say we were looking forward to it would be an understatement and then a bit. We stayed, as we nearly always do at Ty Cristion Holiday Cottages, in Bodedern, which gave us access to the entire Anglesey coastline with about 30 minutes. After the thankfully non-eventful journey down, unpacking more gear than would supply an Amazonian expedition and a trip to the local supermarket to stock up on food and beer we decided on an easy venue for…

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A few of the guys from wirralseafishing.co.uk had a sea fishing session at Cymyran Bay last weekend. The tide was very high and unfortunately Shaun hadn’t fished the mark before and parked in an area that flooded. I’ll let him explain… I wasn’t going to admit to this but in the interests of letting you know the dangers of not knowing an area very well (I’ve only ever fished here over low water) …this was an hour or so before high water… imagine if I’d been catching fish and stayed…

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Our final sea fishing trip to Anglesey this year coincided with what was hopefully to be a run of Small Eyed Rays feeding up in the shallows of Cymyran Bay ready for winter and although the weather forcaste looked a bit rubbish we still took every single piece of fishing gear we owned to make the most of our time on the island. We arrived on the Island just after lunch after stopping off in Liverpool to get our POLSAF permits sorted so we can fish Liverpool docks, and after…

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