Fishing in Cardiff is regarded as some of the best anywhere in Wales and offers a fantastic wide range of angling opportunities including fly fishing, coarse fishing, game fishing and sea fishing.
If you are looking for a few hours of peace and tranquility on a river bank or lake side, then fishing in Cardiff is definitely your chance to achieve this, along with the excitement and challenge that the sport has to offer. In contrast, if you are an angling enthusiast who spends hours, days and sometimes even weeks at the water side, then you will not be disappointed with what the city and its surrounding area has to offer.
The formation of the barrage to generate Cardiff Bay has produced a huge and rapidly maturing venue for fishing in Cardiff Bay itself, there is a separate article which highlights the opportunities available.
For Cardiff fishing news you might wish to take a look at the Fishing in Cardiff blog which is full of great pictures of fishing triumphs in Cardiff and South Wales.
Sea Fishing in Cardiff
Offering excellent fishing in Cardiff throughout the year is the area known as Cardiff Foreshore.
With relatively easy access compared with many other beach locations, species to be caught at Cardiff Foreshore include whiting during the autumn/winter period, cod, silver eels, flounder, conger ells, mullet and bass. Night fishing in Cardiff tends to bring the bets results with the most productive period with the mark being fished approx. three hours either side of high water.
Cardiff Foreshore can be reached by turning off the A48M at the Cardiff Docks exit and following the signs along Rover Way to the dock entrance. Parking is on the dock security gates approach road with the beach a short walk away.
Offshore Sea Fishing
Now regarded as one of the best rod and line cod fisheries in the UK, fishing in Cardiff & Penarth have some of the top fishing grounds around including the Bristol Channel.
Fishing charter boats from companies operating out of Penarth and Cardiff such as Escape Charters, Anchorman Charters, Devocean Charters, will take you to the fishing grounds as well as other areas such The Ledge off Sully Island & Flat Holm Island, with expert guidance on where to find the best fishing experience. Varieties of species include Turbot, Monkfish, Cod, Pollcak, Huss, and sharks up to 200+lb.
Coarse Fishing in Cardiff
Cefn Mably Lakes
Located north east of Cardiff in Cefn Mably, postcode CF3 6L, Cefn Mably Lakes offers coarse fishing on its 8 different lakes, 6 mixed coarse fishing lakes and two carp fishing lakes.
Highly regarded and extremely popular as an angling venue, Cefn Mably Lakes caters for all levels of anglers from the complete beginners, to families, all the way through to the experts. Carp fishing in Cardiff is catered for by its two carp lakes, Lodge Lake and Spring Pond are home to specimen mirror carp up to 28lbs and are perfect for those looking to spend a day or a week seeking that one big catch. In contrast, the mixed coarse lakes such as Horseshoe Pond, Overflow Pond and Willow Pond are great for beginners, young children and families as fish are smaller, easier to catch and the banks are easily accessible.
Prices, Day Tickets & Session Tariffs for Cefn Mably Lakes
Current prices, as at 31st May 2013, are as follows…
General Coarse Fishing in Cardiff
Day Ticket: Adult £7.50, Senior £7.00, Junior £6.00
Evenings: Adult£5.50, Senior £5.00, Junior £5.00
Parent & Child: £12.00
Day Ticket £11.00, 24 Hours £22.00, 48 hours £40.00, Week £125.00
Day Ticket £91.00, 24 Hours £18.00, 48 hours £30.00, Week £100.00
Cefn Mably Lakes Contact Details, Address, Postcode & Telephone Number
Cefn Mably Lakes
Tel: 01633 681101
Coarse Fly Fishing in Cardiff
Canada Lodge Lake
Canada Lake, postcode CF15 9NF, offers fly fishing in Cardiff surrounding area for both rainbow and brown trout in a stunning woodland setting just north of Cardiff on the fringe of Creigiau village
Ideal for both novices and game fishing experts, the venue has a choice of day tickets and prices, with a choice of catch & release or taking home your catch. Bookings are not required with the facility being open seven days a week during the summer from 7.30am to 9.00pm and during the winter from 8.00am to 4.00pm.
Prices, as at 31st May 2013, are as follows…
Catch & release 4 hours: £12
Catch & release 8 hours: £17
Catch & release take 1 fish 4 hours: £15
Catch & release take 1 fish 8 hours: £20
Kill two fish 4 hours: £20
Kill three fish 8 hours: £25
Kill four fish 8 hours: £28
Canada Lake Contact Details, Address, Postcode & Telephone Number
Tel: 02920 892090
For a more detailed article on fly fishing in Cardiff, particularly the fly fishing venues in Cardiff we have included a detailed article on the subject, it also covers venues in South Wales as well all being a short drive from the city.