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Fishing in Wales: The Ultimate Resource

Wales - What a Wonderful Place to Fish

Wales is a country blessed with over 750 miles of coastline, 398 natural wild lakes, 90 man made lakes and countless spectacular flowing rivers making it a very popular place for many keen anglers. We believe fishing in Wales represents some of the best angling in Britain!

From catching bass on the famous Pembrokeshire coastline to carp fishing on the Eastern Cleddau river, Wales has something for everyone to enjoy, whether your preference is coarse, game or sea fishing.

Wonderful Fishing in Wales

Introducing The Ultimate Resource Directory For Fishing in Wales

This directory has a collection of handy resources for all anglers across the UK and will benefit everyone from beginners to the experienced angler. It covers all aspects of fishing in Wales, from sea fishing to coarse fishing and includes sections on where to fish in Wales and where to stay whilst doing it, fishing tips & tactics, where to buy your tackle, information on fishing tuition and fishing licences & insurance.

Click a section title below to jump to that section of the directory:

Chapter 1

Discover the Best Spots for Fishing in Wales

This section is dedicated to showing you where to fish in Wales.

The resources show you the best hot spots and give information no matter what your preferred style of fishing is. Perhaps you're looking for shore marks around the coast of Wales, want to read up on prime game fishing spots on the River Teifi in West Wales, or the best spots for carp fishing in Wales - you can find all this information in the resources listed below.

Best Fishing Spots in Wales



Chapter 2

Know Where to Stay for Your Welsh Fishing Trip

Wales has a whole range of accommodation on offer for those visiting the region on a fishing trip. From self-catering caravans, cottages, and B&Bs to hostels, campsites and glamping pods. There is something for everyone and for all budgets. Here are a few resources to help you find the right accommodation.

Stay in Wales for Fishing

Chapter 3

Become A Better Angler - Guides and Course

If you're looking to learn or improve as an angler then there are various courses out there for all fishing methods including trout fishing, fly fishing, and sea fishing. You can even find specific training such as casting lessons for fly fishing.

Perhaps you're planning a trip to an unfamiliar area and need a little assistance - one way to reap the benefits of local knowledge is to hire a local fishing guide to show you where to fish and what bait and tackle to use. Explore the section below to find out more.

Become a better angler in Wales

Chapter 4

Learn New Tricks and Tips So You Can Catch More Fish

No matter how many fish you've caught or how many years of fishing you have under your belt, there is always something new to learn or to try. In this section, you'll find out what fishing methods are working, what bait to fish with and what tackle to use.

We encourage you to sign up to a fishing forum. The forums are a great way to learn about a fellow angler's experiences (good and bad) and great way to get your questions answered by anglers who have been there and done it! You be surprised at what you can learn.

Fishing Tips and Tricks


Chapter 5

Find The Coolest New Fishing Tackle to Buy

With the growth of the online marketplace, buying fishing equipment, tackle and apparel is now even easier than ever. There is such a huge variety of fishing related products out there and all manner of gadgets and equipment to add to your essential fishing list. From bite alarms and specialist fishing reels to pop up bivvies and fishing camp beds the below sites will cover it all.

angling gear in wales

  • West Wales Tackle & Country Store in Carmarthen, Wales is a traditional country store and tackle shop.
  • Garry Evans Tackle Centers, based in South Wales, have over 40 years experience in providing quality fishing gear.
  • Lionels Tackle Shop is located in Buckley, in North Wales. Visit them in-store or order online.
  • Tackle Box is a UK based specialist fishing tackle website with a great selection of gear.
  • The Essential Fly are online fly fishing tackle specialists.
  • Nathans of Derby offers premier angling gear online with next day delivery.
  • Ocean Tackle Store specialises in sea fishing tackle and offers online ordering.
  • Tackle Fanatics a busy online tackle retailers, huge carp selection.
  • Based in Scotland, Grays of Kilsyth is a fly tackle shop that specialises in needle tubes. It offers free worldwide postage on all orders.
  • Angling Direct is one of the biggest UK online fishing tackle shops. Offers free delivery on orders over £25.

Chapter 6

How To Arrange Your Fishing Licences and Insurance

All you need to know about buying a rod licence in the UK. From when you need a licence to the types of rod licences available, you'll find all this information via the following link.

Also see below for fishing insurance which will cover for a trip cancellation, flooding disruption, personal property, public liability and more.

Fishing Licences to fish in Wales


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