With the ever-increasing inclement weather, days afloat are becoming far less predictable as we reach the tail end of a year, it was always an ambition of mine to relocate My Way to the sheltered comfort of the Menai Straits for the winter period.
However truth being besides vast waters available inside the Straits, she lacked the speed required to navigate the tides and distance when wanting to fish outside from either entrance. Now, similarly to our trips of late from Holyhead there is far more available for anglers with the speed enjoyed aboard My Way 2.
From October to March we now relocate to Port Dinorwic Marina on the Menai Straits. Winter fishing in and around the Straits has always been productive, however sometimes overlooked in favour of other destinations and big cod for example. But on the Straits we can enjoy the odd run of good sized cod along with some winter sport from a great variety different species. A mystical part of Wales The Straits affords shelter and calm seas from all wind directions!
There is a good array of species to be claimed with big whiting & plump dabs, a good winter run of codling, plus doggies, congers, huss, countless mini species plus more available when fishing inside.
Weather permitting the option is also available to run outside and onto the broken ground and wrecks to the north for another mixed bag including eels and spurdogs.
To the south and in particular late winter and early spring, the ray fishing can be highly successful with plenty of thornbacks with spotted and blonde rays mixed in.
Our berth will be at Port Dinorwic Marina for the winter season, with various pick up points along the length of the Straits available to us. We have the ability to choose from Port Dinorwic Marina itself, Caernarfon, or Menai Bridge & Beaumaris piers; all depending on the fishing and winds forecast
My Way 2 licesned for 10 anglers and 2 crew, prices for the winter period will be
inside £350 for 8hrs full charter or £40pp individual space
Inside £250 for 4.5hrs full charter or £27.50pp individual space
From Feb 01st, we also look at venturing into Caenarfon Bay for the many rays that feed in the area. The above prices stand for inside with below for trips outside of the Straits.
£400 for 9hrs full charter or £45pp individual space
Here’s looking forward to a successful winter & spring from the Menai Straits.