Ty Croes is definitely a favourite destination among anglers. Great depth of water and it can throw up all sorts of species. Its not just a favourite of mine but of the many anglers heading to Anglesey and local fishermen alike. Its around a 25 minute drive from the Britannia Bridge crossing. From the A55 follow the signs for Trac Mon (Anglesey Race Curcuit). The fishing marks are behind the track.
What makes Ty Croes popular with anglers is that you have access to fairly deep water close in. There are a few rock marks to fish from so it can accommodate more than a few people fishing.
Ty Croes has literally something for everyone, deep water, rocks at your feet and species galore. In summer you can get Mackerel in good numbers at times, these are usually a good size too. Eat them or use them as fresh bait, both are win win situations.
Fishing on to a sandy bottom when casting out on the main rods, no more than 60-70 yards is needed. As the mark is fishing from the rocks there are plenty of Wrasse around close in. The only time I lose tackle is if I am too slow with the wrasse, there are some good size fish about. The larger stamp of fish will quickly pull you in to snags. The Wrasse are literally under your feet and there is plenty of them too.
Its one of the only fishing marks where there are reports of Huss and Rays year round. The marks are all fishing from rocky ledges which can be very slippy when wet so appropriate footwear is needed. Definitely avoid the ones covered in growth. A shock leader is a must as there are some great fish in the area, big Huss, Thornback Rays and Conger. Get the fish close in and then hand line them in, the spots can be a little precarious under foot. The last thing you want is to lose your hard fought fish or worst still fall in.
Ty Croes is relatively safe to fish if you keep your eyes on the conditions, the ground swell here is tremendous at times. This can easily wash you off your fishing mark, always leave a few feet to allow for this or more with an onshore wind. As a rule every 7th wave tends to be bigger moreover around 3 times an hour a significantly larger wave can arrive.
Boots are a must and will help you traverse the rocks to get to your chosen fishing mark.
To get to the sea fishing mark Ty Croes simply head to the race track on Anglesey – Track Mon. As you approach the entrance there are a couple of houses on your right, turn right just before them and park on the grassy area. This is known as the fishermans car park and there is a tiny sign pointing to it. Once you have parked up there is a turnstile leading to a path at rear of the houses. At the end of the path go straight forward down the track to a few rock marks, to the right is another area you can fish.
Ty Croes also throws up the odd Lobster or octopus, and at times plenty of spider crabs. There are plenty of Pollock available close in, I use baited Mackerel feathers or sabakis close in for these and Wrasse.
Lures or LRF is also great here, Pollock and Wrasse are quite obliging but definatly wait for the warmer months. That said you can get Coalies too, it really can throw up anything. There are some cheap mixed rigs available here.
Possibly the most fished area of Anglesey by sport anglers and it is so for a reason. Definitely one of the best fishing marks around. It can produce night and days in decent numbers, and at any state of the tide. If you are after Rays or particularly Bull Huss it is best fished at night to increase your chances.
Species: Not exhaustive
Thornback Ray, Bullhuss, Congor, Dogfish, Pollock, Ballan and Corkwing Wrasse, Mackerel, Pouting, Coalfish, Cod.
Spider Crab, Octopus and Lobster on occasions.
Follow the signs from the A55 for Trac Mon / Anglesey circuit. The post code for sat nav is Ty Croes LL63 5TF