Thanks to Tom at D & E Hughes Fishing Tackle Shop in
Pwllheli for this article on fishing around the Llŷn
Peninsula, which is, as you'll find out, some of the best in
The Llŷn Peninsula offers some of the best fishing to be had
anywhere in the country and Pwllheli's beaches offer some of the
best fishing in the area. Two long, sandy beaches run to the
East from the harbour entrance and to the West from Gimblet
Rock. Between the Rock and the Harbour entrance is a large area
strewn with boulders, this is an excellent Bass mark when fished
with spinners, plugs or a float fished bait.
The harbour channel itself fishes well for Flounder, Bass and
Black Bream in the summer months and in recent years has seen an
autumn run of Gilthead Bream. It can be fished either from the
beach on its South side or from the sea wall on the Marina side
although constant boat traffic can be a problem, so it is best
fished in the early morning or late evening.
The beach running West from Gimblet produces Flounders, Dabs,
Dogfish and Gurnard along its whole length and Rays may be found
within a couple of hundred yards of the rock itself. Bass and
Black Bream may be targeted in the area in front of the golf
course. From June to the end of summer shoals of Mackerel may be
found close enough to be caught from the shore.
Abererch beach runs East from the harbour in a wide arc as far
as Pen-Y-Chain headland near the Hafan holiday complex. This is
a shallow sand and shingle beach with patches of weedy stones
below low water mark. These patches attract feeding fish,
placing your bait near them or spinning over them can be very
successful. All the usual species can be found along this beach,
There are miles of coastline within a short drive of Pwllheli.
From the sandy beaches of Black Rock and Dinas Dinlle in the
East to the steep rocky ledges of Uwchmynydd West of Aberdaron.
Almost any species of fish may be found from the hundreds of
marks to be found around our coast.
Small boats may be launched from Porthmadog, Cricieth, Pwllheli,
Abersoch, Aberdaron, Morfa Nefyn and Trefor where there are
numerous inshore fishing marks for anything from Dabs and Bream
to Tope. For more information, call in at the local fishing
tackle shop; D & E Hughes, 24 Penlan Street, Pwllheli or visit