Mostyn – Everytime we drive past my youngest points out that this is the place we first went sea fishing, fishing in general really. I think he was 7 at the time. He’s my main fishing buddy.
The entrance is easy to miss as it’s a little turn up a rural track or a brisk walk from the Funship Market car park but this limits where you fish unless you like a walk whilst carrying your all fishing tackle. Make sure you are on the opposite side of the stream to the funship car park.
When fishing towards the Funship the fishing ground at lower tide has really sticky mud in places, it makes your feet weigh a ton so boots are a must to help keep feet dry. It’s a bit rockier towards the dock end and generally better fishing, it tends to hold more water too. At low tide there is still a large wide pool to fish into.
On big tides near the funship there can be little more than a stream at low water. There is quite a tidal pull here on all tides, use decent size gripper weights at least 5 but better 6 ounce plus will stop the current dragging your leads around. The ground all around this area is generally a sand / silt mix.
Mostyn has a bit of a reputation around the dock area for some decent conger but the reports have been a bit sparse recently. It’s a great place for flatties and is known to throw up Thornback rays quite regular during the right season (may-sept ish). Regulars such as bass etc are caught and in Winter, Cod are a fairly regular catch as are Plaice in summer. I’ve caught whiting on whelks off the rocks and they out fished black lug, no specimens mind you. Makes you think about the natural bait available in the area, always worth a try.
The funship market car park can be found at Llanerch-y-Mor, Holywell, CH8 9DX , go over the railway line and park above the venue for closer access. Road is a bit rough but fine in my little hatchback.
Species: not exhaustive
Whiting, Dab, Flounder, Thornback Ray, Codling, Congor, Plaice