Gwenonwy is difficult to
reach, and will take about an hour to walk from the main road at Ysgo
Farm, but is well worth the effort, I caught twenty good size Wrasse (up to
5lbs) here on a Winkle bait some years ago. One thing to watch out for is
the tides, Maen Gwenonwy has a causeway leading to it and is inaccessible for a
couple of hours either side of high water, so if your going to fish the whole
tide make sure you have warm clothing, and plenty of bait !!! The water is very
deep here, and is ideal for casting for Mackerel and Pollack, use some Mackerel
strip for some good size Bull Huss.
Hen Fudda is on the way to
Maen Gwenonwy, its a small rock that sticks out to sea, there is a stream
that runs down to it through a small valley, and is an excellent spot for Wrasse
and Bull Huss. The bottom is very rough so be prepared to lose a lot of gear,
best fished two hours either side of high water.
must be the most beautiful beach on the Llyn Peninsula and is ideal for all
the family, although care must still be taken as the path down to the beach is
very steep. Leave your car at Ysgo farm and follow the path down a very nice
gorge, the beach itself is sandy at low tide, and is excellent for flat fish and
Bass, Dog fish can be a nuisance though. I always use fresh razor fish as bait,
but you can also try fresh Mackerel strips. You can fish at Porth Ysgo from one
hour before low tide right through to high water, but the best catches are
nearly always close to high water, The point to the east of the beach (Trwyn
coch) is a good spot for spinning, Bass has been caught here (Up to 11 lbs) as well as
Mackerel and Pollack, start fishing about two hours before high water. One of
the best experiences of my life was catching a 3lb Bass here one summers evening
and Barbecuing it on the beach. I have never tasted anything quite like it. (No
wonder they cost so much.)
Llawenan is the best
beach for Bass on the Llyn Peninsula, I have never fished here without catching at
least one, my best was 8 1/2 lbs on fresh Razor, Turbot and other flat fish ar common
too, August to October is the best time to go, and pick a dull day with a bit of
a swell, start fishing about one hour before low tide and up to three hours after, its not
very good here at high tide as the beach is very rocky, this is the best place for
your Winkle bait, they are plentiful at the east end of the beach at low tide.
Park your car at Penarfynydd farm and follow the path down to the beach. not suitable
for young children.
I caught a 46lbs Tope in Porth
Llawenan in 1996, and have a photo of it Here.
Trwyn Penarfynydd is the most
popular spot in Rhiw and a lot of anglers come here in the summer months,
Mackerel is plentiful as well as large Pollack, Bull Huss Wrasse and Whiting, it
can be fished in a moderate swell as the only place you can fish from is a flat
twenty feet above the high water mark, you must come here early in the day
as space is very limited, ( No more than four can fish here) Park your car at
the farm and make your way along the top of the mountain, then down a very steep
cliff to the point, children ar a No No.
Hen Ddinas (The old City) is
the place for Big Wrasse, (up to 5lbs) its a small rock that sticks out to sea,
and very dangerous in a swell (an angler lost his life here some years ago, and
his young son was very lucky to get back on to the rocks and safety) On one Sunday
afternoon some years ago I got 30 Wrasse here and most were between 3 and 4 lbs,
get some fresh Winkles at Porth Llawenan, its the best bait for them. the ground
is very rough so you will lose a lot of gear. Pwll glas is a good spot too, its
about 50 meters towards Hells Mouth the water is much deeper here and you wont
snag so much. To get to Hen Ddinas walk along the top of the mountain from
Penarfynydd farm, but
about 200 meters from the end turn left towards Hells Mouth and walk down the
steep cliff, take extra care here. Children ar a No No.
Bytilith was the first place I
went fishing to, its not that easy to get there as the cliffs are very awkward
to climb down, but once you are there its a lovely spot, and float fishing for
Wrasse is very relaxing and enjoyable, with nice fish up to 5lbs on a hook
loaded with Winkles. To get there follow the road from the cross roads in the
village and leave your car where the road forks, then walk along the upper road
past the water treatment plant at the end, and go straight down the hill through
the valley, at the top of the cliff you will find the square foundation of a WW2
lookout hut, go down to the rocks to its left. Children ar a No No.
Porth Neigwl / Hells Mouth
not the best fishing spot around. I've never had much luck here, the lucky
ones among us might catch the odd Bass or Plaice, but I would not even bother
going there again. The path at the western end of the beach is very dangerous as
there's a lot of land slides.