Fishing Porth Iago • Aberdaron

Porth Iago on the road towards Aberdaron is a quite exposed South West facing cove beach. There are access restrictions so you can only fish during daylight hours.

Neap to medium tides fish best as Spring High Water covers many shallow ledges. 3 hours either side of low water is the optimum time to fish

Porth Lago


Take B4417 from Nefyn towards Aberdaron, after Penygroeslon take next righ?The B4417 from Nefyn and theB4413 from Llanbedrog meet at Penygroeslon. Signposted “Porth Oer”. At 3 way junction after 3 miles turn right. After 1 mile look for turn left signed Porth Iago. After 400yds turn into Ty Mawr farm road and note the sign and the restrictions for access. Pay for parking in farmyard then. Follow road through yard and park on grass near the beach. Take right hand path along the cliff edge through two gates. Fishing is usually from the marks to your left after the second gate onwards. Take due care not to be cut off on rocks on high tides.


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Summer: Wrasse, Pollack, Huss, Dogfish, Mackerel, Coalfish, Gurnard, occasional Bass and Plaice.
Winter – Whiting, Coalfish, Pollack and codling – More Info


Bottom Bait – Squid, sandeel, worm and mackerel
Floatfish – worm for wrasse and pollack, sandeel & Crab for Pollack & bass – More Info


Single hook pulley rotten bottom rig with standard 5/6oz beach gear for bottom feeders – Wrasse, Huss, Dogfish, Coalfish and Codling.
Float fishing and spinning – Pollock, Bass, Wrasse and Coalfish – More Info