by John Rogers
Silver Bay Silver Coast
I have fished around the Rhoscolyn
area for over twenty years , having had a caravan on Silver Bay for most of that time . Sadly, this year the caravan is too old, so we would have to buy a new one. Can’t afford!
But that won’t stop me visiting the area . The fishing off the rocks or in a boat can be fantastic. On the boat we have had tope to 80lb
- with plenty around 50 to 60 - cod to 10lb Pollack
to 8lb, Huss to 15lb
, rays to 15lb
and of coursemackerel by the ton
- if you can find them .
Off the rocks can be just as good spinning for Pollock and mackerel can be at times fantastic.
Bottom fishing for Huss, conger, and dogs can be good especially after dark. OR
, if you want some fun then, just use a small lead and size 2 hook baited with ragworm tossed into one of the many gullies. It will keep you occupied catching multi-coloured wrasse. Boy can they go. Don’t give an inch or he will be lost.
To give you an idea of how good the fishing can be, there was last June. We launched from Silver Bay
and the mackerel were about. We got a couple of dozen for bait, but could have filled the boat.
We then drifted an inshore reef and my wife dropped a set of feathers down with six hooks and got six cod ranging from 3 to 6lb. It was like that all day
on every reef we fished.
I ended up fishing with a spinning and jellworm on had some great sport with the Pollock. At the end of the day we caught a few fresh mackerel for tea as most of the fish we caught went back in the sea.