Wildcat in Aberystwyth
Celtic Wildcat will be operating out of ABERYSTWYTH from 29th April 2011 to the 25th June 2011 and then back to Neyland, Milford Haven.
Click here to see a map of where the Celtic Wildcat is based in ABERYSTWYTH post code SY23 1AS.
The Boat is berthed in the Marina, which gives wheelchair access if required. There is parking at the marina but please stay to the right of the parking area as it is shared with the adjacent offices and they have a moan if you park in their spaces.
We target tope and black bream but other species which are caught are pollack, whiting, bull huss thornback ray codling, greater weaver, dabs, pouting, ling, cuckoo and ballan wrasse and many more. This makes Aberystwyth an ideal venue for species hunts and competitions
The tidal strengths are very low in the bay and the depth of water, up to 30 metres, allows you to use very light tackle for all species including the tope. Up to 10 oz and gripper weights are ample and 20lb class gear is the most you need for a sporty day on the tope.
Black bream usually arrive mid May and are caught over the rough ground. Rods and reels as light as you can. Small hooks (size 1 or smaller) are good. The best bait are cockles from the market, but no vinegar, they don’t seem to like that. Small pieces of mackerel or rag are fine if you have no cockles.
The majority of fishing is done at anchor except when drifting for the mackerel to use as bait.
Our usual departure time is 8.00am and return at about 6.00pm but Aberystwyth is a tidal harbour and on occasions we have to alter the times. We also may offer 8hr trips instead of our normal 10hr. We can, if you wish, stay out for longer for a small charge.
Try coming out to the WW2 submarine hunting grounds and fish the many wrecks out there for pollack, cod etc that lurk in the deep water.
These trips are 12 hrs or more as the wrecks are about 40 to 50 miles off but the results are worth it.
Time of departure is generally 7.00am or a bit earlier dependant on the tide.
There so many Hotels and B&Bs it would be hard to list. If you search accommodation in Aberystwyth you will find some where that suits.
Barney Wright, Roger Mortimer and Terry Thomas (not forgetting Glyn Pressley,Terry`s minder) of TOTAL SEA FISHING magazine joined in May 2008 to write a feature on angling in Cardigan Bay.
Aberystwyth Gallery 2009
A selection of photos from 2009
Aberystwyth Gallery 2008
Our days at sea were affected by some indifferent weather during our time in Aberystwyth but we had some excellent sessions on the Black Bream the heaviest weighed in at 2lb2oz and plenty just under the 2lb mark. There were good catches of Tope up to 35lb and a good variety of other species were landed.
IBM held there boat Angling competition in early June with a total 18 species during the 3 day event.
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