I am going on hols to Borth in August, I am just getting back into sea fishing, whats it like around there and is the main beach any good?
hello mate when you say small cove where is that .....do you mean past the monument and by the caravan site of further past ?John Mason said:Hi Mick,
It depends what time in August you are there really. It does get better towards the end of the month.
Generally talking you will be best fishing early morning or late evening sessions from the beach as the sea'll be full of people in the day. Use fish baits - mackerel/sandeels. Should see dogfish and small-eyed ray if there's a bit of surf about. Bass possible, mostly schoolies. These also take rag. Later in the month a decent turbot might be caught close-in if there's a good surf.
If it's calm aim for LW on biggish tides off the rocks to the south of Borth. Dogfish, bass, ray, small conger all possible but avoid the area if it's rough! Float-fishing for bass using live prawns caught in the rockpools is popular here, although it's most done in May/June. Long casting from the rocks S of the small cove gets you onto sand with a decent depth and here I've caught Greater Weevers and various Gurnards, on baited feathers as you would from a boat. A handy mark if you're looking to up your species tally!
Some years the mackerel come close in, some they don't. Warm settled weather & spring tides a good combo for these.
If the weather's really rough try the Dyfi Estuary half-tide down-half-tide up for schoolies and good flounder. Peeler best as the crabs scoff your ragworms really fast!
hello mate this is what i caught the garfish on mate toby lure and i was there in the last week of july catching them you had to cast out a fair way to get them thoughJohn Mason said:Aye, that's the one just S of the memorial.
What lures were you getting the garfish on & at what time of year? Would enjoy a crack at these myself!
Cheers - John
derby4life said:hello mate this is what i caught the garfish on mate toby lure and i was there in the last week of july catching them you had to cast out a fair way to get them though
also the dexter wedge was really good.........whats clarach like for bass John any good ?
and you local to the area ....maybe have a meat up one day and a fish
when I'm spinning i use a fairly light whippy rod 11' long and believe me you can really get a toby flying .....but yeh i suppose 50 odd meters was about the distance maybe moreJohn Mason said:Hi mate, Clarach is flanked by rocky reefs either side of the bay. I don't fish it often myself but crab ought to bring in bass off the rocks. Night fishing might see plagues of woofers!
When you say a fair cast how far? 50m is a long way to throw a toby lure (either that or I'm crap at casting them LOL!)
Cheers - John
flipper said:Having spent the last 7 years going on holiday to Clarach I can confirm that the rocks on the right hand side of the beach are best, but you will have your work cut out trying to get through the dogs!!
However, during the weeks I have fished there it has chucked up some decent bass including a 9lb 14oz specimen on Peeler. Bull huss also feature, but the odds are small bearing in mind the sheer number of dogs!