Living as I do, in south Staffordshire, I can’t exactly pop out and have a sea fishing session whenever I fancy one. On the other hand, since our girls have grown up, my wife and I have been able to take three weeks of vacations for the cost of one when we were tied to school-term times.
Back to the Kinmel Bay area of north Wales, in with the usual holiday stuff went my rods. On this occasion I had to stop by Connah’s Quay for a few hours on the way though, as The New Saints were there for a Welsh Cup tie. As they play at the Deeside Stadium, that’s where the headline this week comes from.
You can check out the beach-side action from the accompanying video. That is now the main part of the weekly blog, the written piece is just a support act. It took us about thirty seconds to get to the beach from our caravan, in fact if the gate was closer I could have reduced that by two-thirds. I really enjoyed the fishing, as you can see from the video. Many anglers won’t appreciate it, of course, but I also had a seal in my ‘swim’ with a flatfish in its mouth.
Along the beach area over the week I saw snow bunting, stonechat, redshank, curlew, turnstone, sanderling, black-tailed godwit and red-breasted merganser. Oh, and the fishing. In four sessions I caught two shore rockling, two flounders and a cod. Really short sessions on a beach that isn‘t particularly noted as a productive spot, so I was certainly happy with that. (Published March 21 2015)
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