Sea Fishing Locations in North & West Wales

Devon is one of England’s most scenic and beautiful counties and also offers some brilliant fishing locations for all anglers of all abilities. Whether it be the jaw dropping cliffs, beautiful sandy beaches or hidden harbours Devon has the fishing for you.

As with every county I have handpicked the areas that offer the biggest variety of fishing options, whilst being close to large towns for access and convenience,these include;

Aberystwyth: Is an ancient market town in the historic county of Cardiganshire. At the heart of the town is its university and its beautiful coastline. The town has long been associated with its fishing industry and for the shore fisherman this is a fantastic base from which to explore the surrounding area. The fishing is at its best during the summer months as with a lot of Cardigan bay with Tope, bass, rays and mackerel plentiful.




This famous island sits at the North Western corner of Wales. It has a long history of being a fantastic fishing area. The Menai Straits and bridge are particularly famous landmarks in the area. The area is typically associated with bass fishing although there are plenty of other fantastic options and locations throughout the year.




Cardigan Bay: The area we have called “Cardigan Bay” runs from Aberystwyth in the south to Porthmadog in the North. This stretch of coastline has a number of brilliant surf beaches as well as some fantastic estuaries and boat fishing. With a beautiful backdrop of the spectacular Snowdonia National Park even if you are not catching this is a beautiful stretch of coastline to fish.



Conwy: Is a small town on the northern most coastline of Wales. It is now famous with a particular antiques dealer but has long been a magnet for shore fisherman. There are a number of beautiful local beaches to fish from as well as the estuary from the river Conwy. Again a very popular base from which to explore the surrounding coastline. 




New Quay:  Although only a small town (approx. 1,000 inhabitants) New Quay sits amongst a fantastic stretch of coastline that is a paradise for the shore angler. Rugged and wild coastline mean you will rarely bump in to another angler in this part of Wales and the area is abundant in Wrasse, Pollack, bass and other shore species.




Porthmadog:  Or just “Port” as it is locally known is a small fishing village in the heart of the Snowdonia National park. Close to other tourist attractions such as Portmeirion and Black Rock Sands this is a popular town for visitors. It is also has some fantastic fishing locations close to its doorstep. We have listed a number of our favourites here.




  Is famous for its large holiday camp which is popular with tourists all year round but particularly in the summer. There are a number of shallow beaches close to the town center that fish well throughout the year with bass and flatties being the main target. The town is close to a number of other fantastic shore fishing locations so can be used as a base for exploring the area.