There are few coastlines, anywhere, to equal the Gower peninsular. There are fewer still that can match the quality of its fishing. From the humble pouting to the powerful tope or menacing conger eels, Gower provides for your sport fishing experience. There is something for everyone of all ages. There is ample opportunity for specialists to practise and hone their skills or the novice member to learn the basics. From the South Gower rocky outcrops to the North Gower's estuarine mudflats nowhere is there more scope for the patient shore angler to succeed.

West of Mumbles Head, the shore angler is faced with one of the most beautiful and productive areas of coast to be found anywhere in the UK. Bass are one of the most popular species here and are caught from late spring right through until winter. There are many rock marks, and the fishing at Port Eynon and Worm's Head is about as good as it gets, whether you favour lure fishing or legering a succulent peeler crab at short range in the rock gullies. Llangennith, Cefn Sidan and Pendine are three classic, west facing surf beaches that in addition to bass produce plenty of flounders and golden-grey mullet. There is also the vast expanse of the Loughor estuary, good for flounders.

Gower Coast

Fishing Marks

There are about 160 different kinds of fish that are reasonably common around the British Isles, but the species around Gower are mainly, cod on the Swansea breakwater, Garfish at Pennard, Bream at Oxwich and Langland, Bass and Mullet at Llangennith, Flounder along the esturies, through to the occasional Tope at the Lynch sand channel at Broughton.

The more popular holiday beaches like Langland, Caswell, Oxwich, Port Eynon etc., are crowded during the Summer months, so best to search out the more secluded bays like Falls, Tears Point, Whitford and the rock marks.

 

Safety First

As with most sport there are certain dangers and safety precautions to be taken when fishing.  There are a number of fishing marks at which to be extra careful whilst fishing Gower, especially the marsh areas along the Burry Estuary, all the way up the River Loughor to Llangennech. Unless knowledgeable of the marks only fish the marshes on a low tide. Watch the tides on the three cut-off islands, Worms Head, Burry Holmes and the Middle and Outer Head at Mumbles.

 

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