Anglesey, Newborough Beach

Newborough Flounder, Anglesey
Newborough Flounder, Anglesey

After a cuppa and picking up some different gear we quickly drove down to Newborough to catch the last hour of the flood and a couple of hours down again. As we arrived a couple of people were leaving which didn’t look to good but on arrival we spotted a few people fishing into the surf but they seemed to be having a lot of problems with weed – here we go again I thought!

The venue changes dramatically during darkness and i was glad that we’d had an explore a month or so ago so we walking about a hundred yards or so to the right of the car park and launched our big crab baits into a gully about 80 yards out.

The fishing was slow with only small bites on our large hooks until at the height of the tide Wendy caught this fat little Flounder.

The sky was perfectly clear with not a cloud in sight and the lack of lighting anywhere meant that we could see every star, it was magnificent.

Small Bass at Newborough
Small Bass at Newborough

Anyway back to the fishing. The weed where we were didn’t seem to materialise but I was still lacking any fish so on the last cast I plopped a cast in short, just to see if there were any smaller fish playing in the surf and hooked into this tiny school Bass. Finally!

Happy that we’d both caught fish we packed up and made our way back to the cottage – another late night but worth it for the views alone! We’ll definitely fish hear again, a rising tide into darkness – fantastic.


  1. stuart thornton said:

    just started fishing in anglesey just got caravan so over most weekends like to know good place to fish from rocks or beach hope you can help
    stu from yorkshire

    February 15, 2011
    • Stu said:

      Hi Stu

      Thanks for reading, where about is the caravan on Anglesey – I’ll see if i can give you a few marks near to where you got it.


      February 16, 2011
  2. Mark said:

    Hi Stu,
    Can you provide any tips for catching bass on Angelsey. Generally fish with Macerel, sand eel or blow worm off Red Warf Bay or Amlac harbour but only had pollock and the occasional dogfish. Would love to catch a bass before the year is out.
    Cheers Mark

    August 19, 2011
  3. Stu said:

    Hi Mark

    Bass eh? There’s all sorts of ways of catching them probably the one people are most familiar with is from the surf a couple of hours either side of low or high tide. Fish when there is a surf but not when it’s dangerous 🙂 We use blow lug or rag (lug seems better) in the surf and don’t cast out to the horizon – the fish are in the waves so aim to get your bait just behind the breakers.

    Our favourite method though can be utilised where it’s rocky and shallow, a single big hook and if you can manage it no weight or a small (2-3 oz) lead on a zip slider fishing as a running ledger. So it goes (from the hook): Hook, approx 2-3 foot of 15-20lb nylon (remember it’s going to be rocky) a swivel, a bead, the zip slider with lead, main line. The hook is going to be size 2/0-4/0 depending on the size of the bait which is peeler crab. Cast it among the rocks and hold on 🙂

    Hope this helps


    August 21, 2011

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