The Cob

The Stanley embankment is known locally as The Cob, it joins Anglesey to Holy island. The cob is basically the old A5 road and rail link to Holyhead. When travelling on the newer A55 to Holyhead it can be seen to the right as you cross the inland sea.

The Cob creates a pinch point where the vast tidal forces push the water through at high tide. At low tide it a vast expanse almost devoid of water.

Its a well known mark among lure anglers, as the fast flowing water holds plenty of fish. The fish await the smaller bait fish being pushed through into the inland sea, its a perfect ambush point for them.

Both sides of Stanley Embankment can be fished so the sea or inland sea are both options. It’s known as a bit of a bass hot spot as well as a place to target Garfish in summer. The Cob is quite comfortable fishing if you don’t mind a little walk. There are some cheap mixed rigs available here

You can park on the Penrhos Country Park car park from there you can see the The Cob (Stanley Embankment) mark. It is a short walk, ideal if your travelling light with lures.


Bass, Doggies, Sea Trout, Smoothhounds, Garfish, Bullhuss, Dab, Mullet

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Near Unnamed Road, Holyhead LL65 2JE

Tight lines, live tide times below.

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