Caswell Bay is one of the most popular tourist beaches on the beautiful South Gower coast. This small sandy cove is flanked on either side by rock, with low cliffs and ledges that offer easy access to comfortable fishing stations to the east, and a broad expanse of flatter, weedcovered rock and gullies to the west.
The summer and autumn offer bass, mackerel, garfish, wrasse, pollack, dogfish, conger eels, bream, rockling,
trigger fish, various species of flatfish and the occasional ray. Throughout the autumn and winter, plenty of whiting and dabs, and at times codling, can also be caught.
Bait and Tackle
Peeler crabs will produce bass and wrasse if legered or float-fished close in. Lugworms or ragworms and razorfish are best for winter codling, with mackerel strips catching whiting and dogfish. Lure fishing will produce bass, mackerel and small pollack.
● Country Stores,
3a Church Street, Gowerton, SA4 3EA
Tel: 01792 875050.
Opening times: 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday. 8.30am to 5pm Saturday. 9am to 1pm Sunday.
Bait: Lugworms, ragworms, maddies, crabs and sandeels, plus frozen baits.
● Mainwarings Angling,
44 Vivian Road, Sketty, Swansea, SA2 0UH
Tel: 01792 202245.
Opening times: 8.30am-5.30pm Monday to Friday. 8am-5.30pm Saturday. 8am to 1pm Sunday.
Bait: Lugworms and ragworms, plus frozen baits.
● Roger's Tackle,
Swansea Sea Angling Centre, Pilot House Wharf, Swansea, SA1 1UN
Tel: 01792 469999.
Opening times: Monday to Friday 7.30am-6.30pm, Saturday to Sunday 7am-6.30pm.
Bait: Fresh lugworms and ragworms, peeler crabs when available, plus frozen baits.
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Directions : Follow the A4067 from Swansea towards the Mumbles. At Oystermouth, take the turning to the right signposted Gower and follow the A4593. Caswell Bay is clearly signposted off this road. There is a large pay and display car park adjacent to the beach from where a coastal path leads off to the rock marks along the eastern side of the bay.