A Very Odd Year – Part 1

Pollack for Wendy
Pollack for Wendy

Not entirely sure why I stopped blogging, a few other things going on but no particular reason but I’m back now and hopefully I’ll get some more fishing done and some walking done. So without any more mumbling what have we been doing fishing wise.

Well, to be perfectly honest, not a whole lot, we went to Anglesey for a week at the beginning of June and stayed at Ty Cristion, was fantastic.

We didn’t really catch much but as it was going to be the end of September when we had our main summer break we needed a week’s break just to get away.

Anglesey is a fantastic place and the weather was stunning. I don’t know how we manage it but once again it was shorts and T-shirts weather and we spent almost as much time just relaxing in the sun as we did fishing.

We caught a few of the usual suspects. Namely Dogfish, Wrasse, Pollock and an early Spider Crab and as always, I was out fished by Wendy although I did manage to grab a few Bass from a beach we’d always tried but never before had any luck at.

A Sunset Bass
A Sunset Bass

Cemlyn beach is the seaward side of an important nesting site for many types of seabirds which, as we waiting for evening to fall and to start fishing, were a fantastic sight to see diving into the bay after fish. We fishing an hour before and an hour after dusk using simply gear and peeler crab as bait and managed to snare a couple of Bass before the dogfish turned up – at which point we left.

We fished to the right of the bay, just in front of the car park, casting no further than 20 feet out.

As usual we either got bait ourselves or from Gareth at fishing4u who’s website seems to change more than the weather on the island. If your thinking of going to Anglesey fishing I thoroughly recommend giving the forum a look and maybe popping into the shop at Menai Bridge.


  1. Nath said:

    Glad to see you back infront of the keyboard at last!

    Good luck and tight lines for 2009 🙂


    January 1, 2009
  2. Darren said:


    Just started a small blog dedicated to beach casting off the south coast-mainly centred around Brighton to Portsmouth. The idea is to share information, ask questions and generally network with other beach anglers. Where are the best marks? What are the best baits? What species are present? Be great to get the ball rolling with some catch reports etc so please take a look at http://www.southcoastbeachcasting.blogspot.com


    January 8, 2009
  3. Stu said:

    Hi Nath – yep, good to be back – hoping to get out a lot more this year.

    January 11, 2009

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