First week afloat on the Menai

We’ve been back in our winter home of Port Dinorwic Marina on the beautiful Menai Strait for a week now, and already been making use of the sheltered waters and good fishing available.

With 30mph winds blowing across North Wales we have sailed a few times and been rewarded with calm seas and a very steady stream of fish.

Whiting and dogfish have made the bulk of catches, with most drops being rewarded with single, double and triple of shots of fish with some of the whiting already approaching the 2lb mark and being retained for supper.

The odd codling making an appearance amongst the whiting.

Top rod award for the Hardy family outing went to mum Kim who managed to catch her first huss and also her first tope a wee baby at a few lb in weight.

Plenty of small smoothhound around too, lovely to see in October.

Good mixed bag of fish to finish week one –

Dogfish, whiting, codling, tub gurnard, grey gurnard, dab, pollack, huss, mackerel, pouting, poor cod, tope and a small dragonet



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