Neyland to Martin’s Haven, Pembrokeshire
Being surrounded by the ocean, Pembrokeshire has some of the best fishing spots in Wales and you will certainly find something to suit everyone, from beginners up to experienced fishers. The variety of fish around the Pembrokeshire coast is good too and depending on what time of year you fish, there’s some great catches to be had – you just can’t beat fresh mackerel from the barbecue on a summer’s evening.
The area around the Pembrokeshire Coast from Neyland to Martin’s Haven is dotted with some great sea fishing spots so we’ve listed 7 for you to try on your next holiday to Pembrokeshire.
Neyland – the public pontoon at Neyland and Brunell Quay are good spots on the Cleddau Estuary, both easily accessible, with car parking close by. Catches in this area include bass, conger, flounder, mullet, wrasse, whiting, mackerel, codling and trigger fish.
Milford Haven – fishing from the harbour wall and jetty is over mainly clear ground with some scattered rock and weed. Catches include whiting, bass, pollack, garfish, wrasse, codling, pouting and flatfish. Ample parking along the harbour wall and in the marina.
Dale – Dale beach is a good storm fishing beach in autumn and also in summer. Catches here include mackerel, flounder, dab, whiting, dogfish and garfish. Easily accessible and car parking is above the beach.
Wooltack Point – from the car park above Martins Haven, take the road down to the sharp right bend and through the gate, following the path out to the point. Fishing here is on rough ground and rock marks are provided. Catches here include huss, conger, wrasse, mackerel, Pollack, bass and dogfish.
Musslewick Sands – this one is for the more agile angler, access being via a footpath from the road, leading down to the sands. The main catch here is dogfish, mackerel and pollack.
West Dale – steep steps down to this beach make is unsuitable for the less agile. Catches here include bass, dabs, rays and flounders. Parking is available at the old airfield.
Martins Haven – a small shingle bay with rock marks on either side. Fish caught here include mackerel, pollack, wrasse, huss and smooth-hound. Parking is available above the cove, with a steep path leading down to the bay.
If you want to hop on a boat instead and head further out for a spot of deep sea fishing, then you will find plenty of charter boats available at any of the harbours around this area.
With safety in mind, always make sure you know the tide times and give yourself plenty of time to get to your chosen fishing spot. Make sure you tell someone where you are going and what time you expect to be back.
There is plenty of really good advice and tips on the internet and the Visit Pembrokeshire website has lots of information on all types of fishing in Pembrokeshire and is well worth a visit, as is the fishingwales.net website too.