May 292014
An Active Anglesey Bank Holiday

A couple of weeks ago we ventured to Anglesey for our annual start of May bank holiday break. Every year it seems to take ages to get to the start of May but it certainly feels great once you realise the time is here. We took even more gear than usual as this year we had a couple of mountain bikes with us. We managed to get them in the car but only because this is a relatively short break, [... read rest of post]

Aug 152013
Holyhead Mountain via the Stacks

After our somewhat strenuous walk up Snowdon in the blazing heat our next walk was the little easier Holyhead Mountain. Not really a mountain in the ‘proper’ sense but that’s what it’s called and getting to the top did involve a few mountain goat style climbs in places. We started our walk at the car park just above RSPB South Stack where looking back down to the light house and forward to North Stack you got some amazing views of [... read rest of post]

Aug 092013
Sunset over Sandy Beach Sea Fishing

Another of our favourite beaches on Anglesey is Sandy Beach, and yes it really is called that. Local information says that you fish it a couple of hours either side of low water for either; Bass if there’s a surf or Smooth Hound if it’s flat. As Anglesey was treating us to some truly fantastic weather we visited Sandy Beach one evening over low water. The sea was mirror calm as we loaded our pulley rigs with fresh Peeler crab, [... read rest of post]

Jul 282013
A Broad Beach to Search for Dogfish

After a few days relaxing we elected to visit a beach on the western side of Anglesey, Porth Nobla or ‘Broad Beach’ as I think it’s called. This beach has thrown up a few good fish for us in the past and even though there was no wind to speak off we were hoping for a good evenings sport with a few dogfish and, after chatting to an angler on our walk along the Cymyran Beach a few days earlier, [... read rest of post]

Jul 232013
Anglesey Arrival, Cymyran Paddle and Cemlyn Walk

An early start saw us making much better time than anticipated on our journey down to Anglesey so we popped in to ‘Oinkys’ a new cafe on the A55 at Llandulas owned and run by Gareth, who coincidently owns Menai Angling where we picked up a healthy supply of bait for the next two weeks. The café was excellent and the bait equally so and we arrived at Our cottage at Ty Cristion around lunch time. The usual unpacking was [... read rest of post]

May 232013
May I Have This Anglesey Adventure?

It’s always the same isn’t it, that stupid excited feeling you get as your first holiday of the year arrives. So it was a few weeks ago when we ventured once more to the beautiful Isle of Anglesey and 2.5 hours later we were unloading a small expeditions worth of gear into ‘Bethan’s Corner’, the cottage at Ty Cristion that was to be our base for the coming week. We were so relaxed it took us a while to get [... read rest of post]

Oct 252012
Cymyran Bay, Anglesey. What's your favourite place?

After going to Anglesey off and on for about 10 years now, plus the countless summer holidays spent in North Wales as a child I came to realise that our tiny island neighbour is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places I’ve been to in my forty something years. It has everything I could ever want, peaceful beaches, long leisurely walks along country lanes or rocky coasts and endless skies stretching of into the distance where they finally descend into [... read rest of post]

Oct 152012
Thunder, Lightning and Hail. Cymyran Cut Short

After what seemed and eternity and three weeks later than usual we arrived on Anglesey for our last visit of 2012. The obligatory visit to the local supermarket in Holyhead done and supplies for a few days purchased we chose Cymyran Bay beach, behind RAF Valley as our first session and arrived about 2 hours before high water to find near perfect conditions for our target Species, Small-eyed Ray. I fished two rods, one with Sandeel and the other Squid [... read rest of post]

Jul 282012
A Few Photographs Walking on Anglesey

As well as sea fishing during our summer break we managed to do a bit of walking around Anglesey even though the weather this year was a bit hit and miss. A new walk for us this year was local to the cottage where we stay at Bodedern. Setting off at Llanfachraeth, we did a circular. Westwards seawards then down the coast to follow the Afon Alaw back inland. A leisurely walk of about 6 miles which took in some [... read rest of post]

Jul 242012
First Saltwater Fly Fishing Success on Anglesey

Once more we ventured to Anglesey for 2 weeks of relaxing, seafishing and walking and although the weather wasn’t particularly kind to us we managed to catch a few fish. This holiday ended up with us catching a lot less fish but having a lot more fun doing it, let me explain… Our first sea fishing session saw us lure fishing in the Menai Straights, a technique that we’ve both just started and although we think we may have had [... read rest of post]