General Fishing

Being a small island on the North West coast of Wales, our area of operation has great variation in the sea bed – rocks, sand banks, shingled areas and mudflats all quickly accessible for My Way 2 thus, the general Fishing opportunities around our coast are phenomenal.

Our fishing grounds include some of the most prolific in North Wales, with the following area all within reach: – Holyhead Bay, Holyhead Deeps, Trearddur Bay, Caernarfon Bay.

General fishing is a name often used  to describe a day afloat targeting a wide range of species, these days normally mixed to include stints at both anchor and also on the drift to help maximise the species count.

From Holyhead these days can often see the anglers aboard landing over 20 species in the day.

Sponsored by the worlds largest tackle company Pure Fishing (UK) Ltd, we are fortunate to have for your use tackle from market leading brands – PENN, Shakespeare Fishing, Abu Garcia, Greys, Spiderwire and many more.

The collection includes spinning rods, boat rods, tipsters and uptiders all chosen with our fishing & your enjoyment in mind, matched perfectly with a selection of both Multiplier and Fixed Spool Reels..


Tide and Times

A good days general fishing can be achieved on all tidal ranges and are planned around the slack water periods and any particualr species being targeted.

Splitting the day between anchor and drifting offers an array of experiences to all anglers.

Drifting in around the rocky coastline sees plenty of hard figthing species pollack, codling, coalfish and many members of the wrasse family, along with baitfish such as mackerel and sandeel.

From October to end of March we are berthed at Port Dinorwic Marina on the Menai Strait. Winter fishing in and around the Strait has always been productive, however sometimes overlooked in favour of other destinations.

But on the Strait we can enjoy some winter sport from a great variety different species. A mystical part of Wales that affords shelter and calm seas from most wind directions!

Rods and Reels

Downtiding or uptiding will see a variety of species caught. Down tide rods should range in the 12lb to 20lb range and uptiders generally the 4 – 8oz bracket.

We are though a great fan of light tackle fishing, smoothhounds on spinning rods. Rods with light supple tips for drifting under the rocks looking for hard fighting wrasse and inshore pollack.

Reels can range in size and type, from both fixed spool to multiplier – here it has to be what you are comfortable with, no point changing reel and not enjoying your day afloat.

There are a host of different makes and models to choose from however with reels sized similar to the PENN Fathom 15 or Abu 7000 multiplier reels you can’t go far wrong or if preferring Fixed Spool, a PENN Spinfisher or PENN Slammer will offer you a precious reel for your fishing.

Braid is always our preferred choice for mainline. This thin alternative to monofilament, helps you feel every bite and keep regular contact with the bottom. As a rule of thumb and with braids extremely thin nature, strength in 25lb – 35lb is ideal.

A great day afloat catching a variety of species can also earn fantastic reward come the end of the year with My Way 2. Simply Catch the most species aboard My Way 2 in 2021 to win.

1st Prize £300rrp PENN Fishing tackle voucher
2nd Prize £200rrp PENN Fishing tackle voucher
3rd Prize My Way 2 Gift voucher

For more information on our Species Hunt and details on how you can join in this fun competition please read more here