Fishing in Broad Haven
All around Broad Haven there are many coves and rocky marks that provide superb Sea fishing, including some of the best Bass fishing in the UK. Broadhaven beach itself is a good surf beach with bass a popular quarry. It is a gently shelving, flattish beach of sand and shingle and so provides good fishing for plaice and dabs. Dogfish, gurnard and a few turbot can also be caught from the beach, where good distance casters sometimes make contact with tope. Not many fish taste as good as fresh mackerel and there are ledges to the right of the beach where these can be caught.
For experienced anglers some ‘rock hopping’ will allow access to superb lure fishing areas all around the coast and if you enjoy a challenge, then there are plenty of serious competitions for you to get stuck into including the Stena Line Sea Angling Festival at Fishguard Harbour, with a top prize of £750.
2 other popular local beach fishing locations are Newgale and Dale. Newgale Sands Attracts many surfers and swimmers, but gives good night fishing through the summer months, when you can often catch bass, whiting, flatfish and mackerel. The casting is from shingle out onto a sandy seabed; sandeel is therefore good bait for bass and the occasional ray, while mackerel strip or worm baits are better suited to the flatties and for taking coalfish during the winter. Whitesands Bay With a beachcaster, you can easily reach deep water from this shelving beach, allowing good bass fishing from early spring to the end of November. Rays can also be caught, in addition to flatfish such as plaice, flounder and the occasional turbot. It is a good winter venue for whiting, cod and coalfish. Fish baits do well; sandeel and crab are particularly good for bass in the surf. Dale Beach A good bass storm beach in summer and autumn, Dale Beach also offers the chance of flounders, dabs, whiting, dogfish, mackerel, garfish and the occasional ray depending on time of year. Peeler crab is the ideal bass bait, while lugworm, ragworm and fish strips are often more effective for other species. Long casting is a great advantage here, especially if you want to reach the rays
Pembrokeshire Fish Week is a multi-award winning festival, held annually in the last week of June, and has more than 250 events for everyone held at locations throughout the entire county of Pembrokeshire. For fishing enthusiasts, whether you are a seasoned angler or a complete beginner of any age, Pembrokeshire Fish Week is for you, with a wide range of activities in coarse, game or sea fishing. This is the ideal opportunity to try your hand, with ‘learn to fish’ days and special offers at various fisheries across the county. The majority of the events are free, with experienced tutors on hand to improve your skills.
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