Pwllheli Beach

Pwllheli Beach is a vast sand and lightly shingle beach, with popular marks such as Gimblet Rock and the area in front of the golf course. Its is a south facing beach and fishes well with a bit of an on shore breeze in my opinion.

Gimblet Rock

The Gimblet Rock section is the the east, there is free parking directly behind the mark. There is enough room for around 8 cars. I have fished a few times here and never found it as productive as historic fishing posts on the forums suggest. People will quite often fish off the rock itself around high tide, this gives extra distance and depth. I have seen people feathering here too with the odd one or two Mackerel being pulled out. If the shoals are there then you will be fine. As with most marks it can also fish very well at times, such is fishing.

Further round through the holiday park, I have seen kids pulling in small Pollock to Mackerel feathers. Fishing straight off the side, this section must have a decent depth as I have seen divers in this section too.

Parking is next to the building in the pic below if fishing the Gimblet Rock end. its literally a 1 minute walk from the parking area.

Smallest Thornback Ray I have ever seen, caught at Gimblet Rock

It definitely produces at times, I have had Dab, whiting, Doggies, Mackerel and have seen Thornback Rays come out whilst fishing. The above picture is of the smallest Thornback I have ever seen! The guy caught it on a small piece of Peeler Crab, great setup with rigs ready to be swapped on each cast. There are some cheap mixed rigs available here

The rest of the beach in summer is covered with tourists, the further, more westerly section of the beach in front of the golf course has a reputation. It is one of the more well known hot spots for catching Sea Bream on the Llyn Peninsula. There is more than enough parking too. I haven’t personally fished that end yet but its on the cards.

Have a go around the Harbour entrance too with the LRF gear for a chance of Bass, there are also Mullet in the harbour during summer which can take a bit of patience. A bit of floating bread will help hcatch them, they are very nervous fish so keeping quiet and still while stalking will make things easier for you.

All in Sea fishing at Pwllheli beach is decent, there are plenty of different spots to try. It can fish well on it’s day and can quite often it can throw up a few surprises.

Species: not exhaustive

Mackerel, Bass, Smoothhound, Thornback Ray, Gurnard, Sea Bream, Mackerel, Dab, Dogfish, Bull Huss, Whiting

Parking can be found at LL53 5PG for the main beach, LL53 5AY for the parking area next to Gimblet Rock.