The Gower Peninsula most famously popular as a holiday and tourist location, but arguably has some of the best surf beaches for fishing anyway in Britain. From the elusive Golden Grey Mullet to some fantastic flattie fishing the Gower offers it all.
The Gower includes the city of Swansea, Wales second largest city. It also has mile upon mile of unspoiled beach. I have listed my favourite spots to fish on this amazing coastline.
Swansea West Pier
Swansea is the gateway to the Gower and houses some fantastic scenery and fishing locations. Both piers in Swansea offer fantastic opportunities to catch good numbers and varieties of fish. You do not to be able to cast a long way here with some of the best fish keeping close to the structure of the pier. This is a location defiantly worth a look at in my opinion.
Summer Species: Dogfish, flounders, dabs, ray, mackerel, garfish, mullet, gurnard, rockling, pouting and bass
Winter Species: Whiting, dogfish, dabs and occasional codling.
Bait: Lugworms, mackerel, squid, peeler crabs, sand eel (float fished ideally live) and ragworms
Getting there: Follow signs for Swansea Marina from the seafront road, and then drive right to the end of the marina to park close to Tawe Lock gates, next to Roger’s Tackle shop.
Limeslade Bay, Gower Peninsula
This is a particularly small, stony cove, that completely disappears at high tide. Found by traveling around the headland of Mumbles and past Bracelet Bay, the access to this quiet bay is from the roadside opposite Fortes cafe and down a number of steps.
Summer Species: Bass, rockling, conger eels, wrasse mullet, dogfish and garfish
Winter Species: Whiting and Codling
Bait: Peeler crabs, lures, ragworms and sand eels
Getting there: Follow the A4067 from the westerly direction around Swansea Bay, through the mumbles and on up the hill passing the turning for Mumbles pier. You will find Limeslade Bay just beyond the Coastguard station on Tutt Head. Plenty of parking is available in a large pay and display