Burry Port Harbour Breakwater sea fishing mark

Located on the northern side of the Loughor estuary, a few miles to the west of Llanelli and opposite the North Gower coast, Burry Port harbour and the adjacent shoreline is being transformed into a smart marina complex.

The harbour breakwater is one of several venues that is both popular and productive with shore anglers.

 

SPECIES

Autumn and winter is the most productive time of year for flounders. Bass are another Loughor speciality, which along with the likes of eels, mullet and dogfish, are most prolific throughout the summer and autumn. Whiting and a few codling make up the bulk of most catches throughout the winter.

BEST BAITS

Peeler crabs will catch all species, though bunches of harbour ragworms, known locally as mud worms, are best for flatties. Float-fished live sandeels or prawns are effective for bass, with strips of fish being the best bait for dogfi sh, whiting and dabs. Lug are best for codling.

TACKLE

A bass rod capable of casting up to 4oz is the ideal rod for use throughout the estuary, with a two to three-hook paternoster being the rig of choice for most local anglers. For flatties, a size 2-4 Aberdeen-type hook is perfect. Freshwater float tackle is perfect for mullet, but you need to groundbait for the best results.

GETTING THERE

Exit the M4 at Junction 48 and follow the A4138 towards Llanelli, then head towards Burry Port. Go along the A484 turning left into the town, then follow the road over the railway
line towards the harbour.