Don’t ask me how to pronounce as it sounds nothing like it looks….
Porth Isgo as a fishing venue is pretty remote, Porth Isgo is safe enough if you are on your own though if fishing the beach. However it is remote and I couldn’t get a signal with o2 within a mile or more. There is very limited parking at the end of a single track lane, 4/5 cars max or park near the farm.
The walk down through the ravine is not too bad as the gradient is ok, however it is not a flat surface mind. Keep an eye out for the old mine entrances to the sides of the path, dotted about here and there with unbarred entrances. It gives you a good idea of the history of the area as there are a few old bits of machinery next to the cliffs.
That said this is a mark for the more able anglers, as you get the the end of the ravine there are a lot of steep steps. These meander down the cliff to the beach below, at the bottom there is a picturesque waterfall to the rear. It is quite a walk especially when carrying all your tackle.
Keep an eye out to for Lizards, we have seen loads darting about. Not fishing related but always nice to see something a bit rare and unusual.
The upper section of the beach is pebble, this opens up into flat sand. To the sides of the beach it is rocky outcrops and cliffs. I have seen people in chest waders chucking lures about in these side sections. The guys knew where they were going, they definitely wouldn’t come if the mark didn’t produce the goods. Bass are their main quarry, these also pass across the beach where hopefully they will come across our baited offerings. There are some cheap mixed rigs available here
On the outcrop to the right you can fish from the rocks gaining access to slightly deeper water, low tide only as they get covered at high. Far from easy access and good footwear is a must if fishing from here.
To the east you can see a large headland, this area has a few nice areas to setup. These allow fishing into deeper water close in and are fished often by locals for mackerel. This area does involve quite a trek, ask the farmer if you can leave your car in the yard. Offer of a few mackerel or pounds should do the trick.
Species: not exhaustive
Bass, Dogfish, Dab. Plaice
The closest post code to Porth Ysgo is LL53 8AN, just use the map and you will be fine.