Tag: Anglesey

It’s been a while since I rambled on about anything on here as I’m fairly sure everyone else in the country is as bored of the crappy weather as I am and let’s face it, the BBC and TV in general can do much better coverage than I can but… I’m British damn it and I will not let a little bit of weather stop me. I will go running, fishing, have a BBQ or whatever even if I get hypothermia while doing it, Mother Nature be damned! So, quick…

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.…

Sometimes it’s worth while just looking a bit more closely at the things you are about to stand on. Walking round Newborough Forest on Anglesey we came across all sorts of fungi, we’ve no idea what any of it was so didn’t pick any and just took a few snaps where we could. There were a lot of rotting tree stumps, mostly old pines, with a variety of lichens, mosses and fungi feeding on the slowly decaying wood. This one looks almost like a tiny version of a ‘lost world’…

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…

As well as sea fishing during our summer break we managed to do a bit of walking around Anglesey even though the weather this year was a bit hit and miss. A new walk for us this year was local to the cottage where we stay at Bodedern. Setting off at Llanfachraeth, we did a circular. Westwards seawards then down the coast to follow the Afon Alaw back inland. A leisurely walk of about 6 miles which took in some quiet country lanes and some beautiful unspoilt coastline. The fields…

Once more we ventured to Anglesey for 2 weeks of relaxing, seafishing and walking and although the weather wasn’t particularly kind to us we managed to catch a few fish. This holiday ended up with us catching a lot less fish but having a lot more fun doing it, let me explain… Our first sea fishing session saw us lure fishing in the Menai Straights, a technique that we’ve both just started and although we think we may have had a couple of ‘pulls’ nothing came of it except the…

We’ve just spent the last week on Anglesey sea fishing and generally relaxing where, much to Wendy’s amusement, I was out-fished in both species and size. The week started well and after after chatting about possible locations for fly fishing and picking up bait from Menai Angling we spent the first day doing nothing. On the Sunday we made our way to a mark where Bass have been caught on lures and spend a couple of hours salt water fly fishing. After a while it became evident that we need…

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…

Once again we took our 2 week summer break on Anglesey where we intended to do a bit of walking and sea fishing. The weather was exceptional and we managed to get out and about on every day we wanted too, some days though we were so relaxed even fishing seemed hard wrok – I know – even I was amazed but Anglesey does that to you, you turn up and all the worries in the world just vanish as the island casts a spell upon you. We tried a…

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…