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Had a great day exploring Uwchmynydd on thurs and thanks to all for sharing tips. Parked in Nat Trust car park and headed right up over big hill , past building on top and down to the point. I was expecting sheer cliff but became pleasantly supprised by the fairly easy the access to the marks. The potential of this place is amazing, I basically spent all day on various bits of this headland alone.
Started off spinning with a wedge type lure and caught mackerel, launce and pollock from the off. Tide was flooding, a few hours from high water.I then switched to floatfished crab and had plenty of wrasse up to about 2lb+. Missed more bites than I hit though until I ran out of crab.
Swiched locations as the ebb really got underway so that I could get a bait on the edge of the rip. This really paid off as I started picking up better pollack to 3lb on deep spun sandeel. Changed to floatfished eel and had similar results but missed many bites because the breeze was taking the braid one way and the tide taking it the other, really frustrating! I did connect with an absolute beast of a pollock which I played for a while until it shed the hook under the ledge at my feet. Would love to have seen it as it was easily a pb and probably 6lb+, still I'll definitely be back!
I've got some photos that I wanted to put up but I think I need a hosting site to do this. If anyone knows how I'll stick them on, cheers , Rich
 

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Had a great day exploring Uwchmynydd on thurs and thanks to all for sharing tips. Parked in Nat Trust car park and headed right up over big hill , past building on top and down to the point. I was expecting sheer cliff but became pleasantly supprised by the fairly easy the access to the marks. The potential of this place is amazing, I basically spent all day on various bits of this headland alone.
Started off spinning with a wedge type lure and caught mackerel, launce and pollock from the off. Tide was flooding, a few hours from high water.I then switched to floatfished crab and had plenty of wrasse up to about 2lb+. Missed more bites than I hit though until I ran out of crab.
Swiched locations as the ebb really got underway so that I could get a bait on the edge of the rip. This really paid off as I started picking up better pollack to 3lb on deep spun sandeel. Changed to floatfished eel and had similar results but missed many bites because the breeze was taking the braid one way and the tide taking it the other, really frustrating! I did connect with an absolute beast of a pollock which I played for a while until it shed the hook under the ledge at my feet. Would love to have seen it as it was easily a pb and probably 6lb+, still I'll definitely be back!
I've got some photos that I wanted to put up but I think I need a hosting site to do this. If anyone knows how I'll stick them on, cheers , Rich



i think most use photobucket.com its pretty straight forward. well done on getting some fish ,pitty about the biggun.
 

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Well done , lovely views, I bet you had a sit down for a rest before you drove home again,,, its painfull on the old knees walking up that hill....
 

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can never get anyone to go down there with me. what sort of fish does it throw up in winter? i'm on an enforced fishing lay-off till decenber, it's already doing me in.
In winter the St Marys Well Bay section seems to be a better bet in my experience, although I haven't fished the bit described in this report often enough between Dec-April to be 100% certain. St Marys Well will produce a mix of fish all winter, including good conger in December, although of course there are easier conger venues to get to!!

There ought to be cod on these grounds somewhere....

Cheers - John
 

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Great report - great pics!

How easy was it to get to that mark? My back dodgy at mo - is it pretty steep?

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never had a problem getting down to the marks. getting back up is the hard bit, a neverending slope. Wouldnt recommend it if youve got a bad back or any other bad bits really, alsdo travel as light as possible.
 

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Hi folks,

Thanks for all the comments, would've replied sooner but have been away for the weekend. Just to reinforce what has been said I think that access to marks in this area is ok only If you are comfortable with steep slopes( v hard on knees!) and can manage a bit of rock scrambling. The important thing is to travel very light and kit yourself out so that you stay mobile/flexible, with good footwear and always leaving one arm free to grab on to grass/rock. Above all know your limits and stick to them , there were a few bits that looked really tempting and in the past I would have had a go but now with a baby on the way its just not worth it. Cheers, Rich
 
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