OH, I DO LIKE TO BE BESIDE THE DEESIDE (North Wales beach fishing) – Blog entry 610

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.

The first fish of the week, a flounder
The first fish of the week, a flounder

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.

No chips with this cod, it went back
No chips with this cod, it went back

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.

My target fish for the week
My target fish for the week

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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