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    hi just started fishing and looking for some advice, i will be fishing aberavon beach to start with and was wondering if any1 knows any good spots and wat baits to use

    any advice will help, thanks

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    the pier there ' jackstones' is a good spot must be careful of big tides and bad weather conditions but it can turn up a good variety of species and an easy place to fish
    ** am just a pontoon punter **

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    fished a few sessions in front of the former beach hotel on the large concrete platform and it has been quite good with plenty of bass although they are schoolies dogs and whiting and for a newcomer is a safe and comfy venue
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    when are you down the jackstones next paul may pop down to fish
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    wat baits shall i use, i heard that in front of the navel club is good, is this true?

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    orite mate id try the jackstones if i was u cast the side facing swansea way plus for a bigginer its good here cause u dont have to cast far i just cast about 20-30 yrs away from the rockes seem to be the best as for baits mud worm is the best for the whiting down here if u can get it but macky and squid is fine hope this helps
    SO YOUR TELLING ME IF I PUT BAIT ON THE HOOK I WILL CATCH FISH, WELL THATS WHERE IM GOING WRONG THEN

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    Species:
    Dependant on mark
    Beach
    Whiting
    Thornback Ray
    Sole
    Flounder
    Plaice
    Bass
    Doggies
    Coddling
    Jackstones
    Whiting
    Thornback Ray
    Sole
    Flounder
    Plaice
    Bass
    Doggies
    Pollock
    Strap Conger
    Coddling
    Mackeral
    Ferry Bend
    Bass
    Whiting
    Flounder
    Plaice
    Sole
    doggies

    Baits
    Whiting: Mackie, squid, rag worm, lug worm
    Thornback Rag: Mackie, Squid, Lug Worm
    Sole: Rag, lug and Mackie
    Flounder & Plaice: Mackie, Lug, Rag, Peeler
    Bass: Mackie, Rag, Lug, Squid, Peeler
    Doggy: Mackie, Rag, Lug, Squid, Peeler
    Pollock: Mackie, Worm, Squid
    Strap Conger: Mackie, Squid
    Coddling: Lug worm, squid
    Mackerel: feathers

    Brief Description
    Aberavon contains a primary of three marks: Jackstones, Beach ad Ferry Bend. Aberavon is a popular location that can throw up a number of good fish throughout the year. The beach in the summer is an excellent venue for bass (mainly schoolie’s) fishing however bass can be caught throughout the year.

    I tend to fish it primarily between the months of October and February where my main target will be late bass (seen bass to 8lb) and large whiting (caught whiting to 2.5lb). Between the months of September and December you get a small run of sole.

    One thing you can guaranty is that between September and March is that you will catch doggies.


    Jackstones
    Aberavon Jackstones, as the name suggest is made out of jackstones, with a large flat concrete platform in the middle. It stretches out about 100 yards into the bay and creates a barrier between the sea and the river neath. One plus point to this mark is that on large tides you can walk around the jackstones and retrieve some tackle 

    This pleasant and clean fishing mark is extremely popular in the summer due to the good mackerel fishing and is a busy mark in the winter (depending on the weather). The mark is a relatively easy to fish, as long as you have a good pair of boots (to climb onto the jackstones), however it is seriously advised that you should not fish this venue when the tide is higher than 9.5 metres (Swansea scale), caution should also be taken when fishing this venue when the wind is coming across the beach.

    The only place on the jackstones that can be fished over the large tides and rough weather is the large platform at the base of the jackstones, however this is a hard spot to fish as the surfer do like to surf in front of it (good waves / surf).

    The jackstones can be split into three sections: the far end, the middle, and the platform at the base of the jackstones.

    When fishing the jackstones, I set myself a target species as the tactics vary depending on the species.
    Specimen Whiting:
    I tend to use two beach casters (2 -6onz rating), a 6-7 foot tripod (keeps the rod high above the jackstones) and a pair of reels loaded with 18lb mainline and 60 shock leader. The reason for the heavy main line is due to the abrasion caused by the jackstones.

    I use penal traces made of 60lb main body and 30lb hook length, and 2 1/0 hooks. This is baited with a number of rag worm tipped with either a strip of mackerel or squid. This large bait is then fished in close to the jackstones, between 5 – 10 yards from the jackstones.

    This technique does result in lose of tackle however large whiting have been caught this way. I would recommend that once the bait is out don’t retrieve the bait until a definite bite has been registered. It is also noted that a number of bass has also been caught using this technique.

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    thanks 4 the replys, realy appretiatated

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    old post I know, but can you launch boats from here? is there a fee? do i need to register somewhere? can vehicles go on the beach with the trailer or is it a high tide slip way only launch.

    Ive tried googling but only thing usefull i could find was this post.

    Thanks in advance

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    Jackstones are full of doggies at the moment. It is a decent spot like, especially for a beginner. The large platform is great but you can only fish slightely before and slightely after high water unless it is a big tide.

    If you are going to fish off the beach go the other end. opposite the new nursing home. Always found that to be productive. Plus if you try and fish the other end you will catch nothing but urfers and jet-skiers!

    Tight lines and ask the guys down there. All helpful...i may see you down there.
    2010 Species caught

    Bass, Gurnard, Codling, Whiting, Flounder, Mackeral, Dog Fish, Crab .

    2010 Targets

    Bigger bass, Ray (any one), Plaice, Big Cod.

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