Places to fish on Anglessey

Holyhead Breakwater

Holyhead is one of the most northerly points on the Isle of Anglesey. The area has several good fishing locations including the breakwater at Holyhead. This breakwater is divided in to a top deck and a lower deck with most of the fishing being done form the lower deck. The area has abundance of fish for the fisherman particularly in the summer months. This is a great place for anglers of all abilities to explore. The ground is fairly mixed off of the breakwater so a variety of species are present.

Summer Species: Wrasse, pollack, bass, dogfish, bull huss, congers, mackerel and coalfish

Winter Species: Codling, whiting, pouting, congers and rockling

Bait: Mackerel, ragworm, lugworm, peeler crabs, sandeel and lures

Tactics: One of the most popular types of fishing during the summer months is float fishing with either ragworm or mackerel strip as bait. Vary the depth of the float between 5 and 20ft depending on which part of the breakwater you are fishing. Float fishing will pick up wrasse, mackerel, garfish and pollack in the summer months. For the congers and huss try fishing with a large mackerel flapper mounted on a string size 5/0 or larger hook on a pulley style rig. The winter months can be very productive here, Try large cocktail baits and search around for the gulley’s and features close to breakwater.

Getting there: Head towards the sea front once you arrive in Holyhead and you cannot miss this large breakwater. Parking is close by in pay and display car parks.

Local Tackle Shops: Winnies Worms, 21 William St, Holyhead Tel: 07725 750956