Saturday 29th April – A ‘Reccie’ on Anglesey

Llandwyn Island
Llandwyn Island

After Friday nights adventures we got up for a late (very late!) breakfast and on opening the curtains were greeted with another fantastic day. Blazing sunshine and hardly any wind at all.

We decided that we were well overdue for a bit of a walk so got together a rucksack of light fishing gear and another of sandwiches and drinks and headed to the South East corner of the island to Llanddwyn Island. We payed the £2 to park near the sand dunes at Newborough and headed along a track onto the island. As we suspected we’d completely missed the tides and the sea was going out by the time we got there so we had a wander around then sat in the lee of the lighthouse for some lunch.

It was great just to sit and do nothing except watch the Rock Pipits darting around, trying to find every last bug in the area.

Llandwyn Island Monument
Llandwyn Island Monument

After making the decision not to do any fishing we slowly meandered our way back, stopping every so often to watch the Wheatears dart from rock to rock, arguing angrily about territory.

Needless to say after carrying even the light tackle all the way from the car and back I was glad when we got to the car park which, is very well equipped with good toilets for all and an information point.

I don’t think we’ll be going to Llanddwyn to fish though – it was just too busy – we prefer ‘out of the way angling’ and anyone thinking to ave a ‘good time’ on the ‘Island of Lovers’ as Llanddwyn is known had best be prepared for some company!

Before coming to Anglesey we’d had an idea of a good looking spot to try some new tactics for Bass fishing so we headed through Beaumaris towards Penmon, the beach we were looking for needed to have a few large rocks at low water, plenty of cover for crabs but not enough to snag the tackle on every cast.

Lleiniog
Lleiniog

Anyway, we found a likely spot and had a wander around only to bump into Gareth from fishing4u doing the exact thing we were planning on doing tomorrow so after a quick chat about the following days plans and a couple of suggestions for the midday high tide fishing session we headed back to the cottage for some dinner and to get things ready for tomorrows midday session at Porth Trecastell or “Cable Bay”.

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