Rhossili Ledges are a series of flat rock platforms situated on the northern side of the headland, which leads from Rhossili village out towards Worms Head.
They are a very popular shore mark throughout the summer months, but few anglers realise just how productive they are at other times of the year, notably the latter part of winter, when few other marks in the area fish well. The ledges are one of only a handful of marks in the area which can be fished in comfort during strong easterly winds.
It’s not suitable for disabled or unaccompanied junior anglers as there is a steep but safe climb down to the mark.
During autumn and winter expect dabs, whiting, pouting, dogfish and the occasional codling. Summer produces mackerel, garfish, mullet, smoothhounds, dabs and dogfish.
BAIT AND TACKLE
Various cuts of mackerel or sandeel are the best all-round baits for dabs and dogfish. Frozen black or salted lugworm is also very effective for flatfish and peeler crab is best for smoothhounds.
Most anglers generally use a two or three hook paternoster rig with a 3oz or 4oz bomb shaped sinker which can slowly roll across the seabed.
Float fished slithers of fish bait works for garfish, mackerel and mullet.
COUNTRY STORES, 3a Church St, Gowerton, tel: 01792 875050.
Opening times: Monday to Friday 9am – 5.30pm, Saturday 8.30am – 5pm, Sunday 9am – 1pm (will open earlier for local matches).
Bait: Fresh blow and black lugworm, ragworm, maddies and peeler crabs. Frozen baits.
MAINWARINGS ANGLING, 44 Vivian Rd, Sketty, Swansea, tel: 01792 202245.
Opening times: Monday to Saturday 8.30am – 5.30pm, Sunday 8am – 1pm.
Bait: Fresh lugworms, ragworms, maddies, peeler crab, live sandeels. Frozen baits.
ROGER’S TACKLE, Swansea Sea Angling Centre, Pilot House Wharf, Swansea, tel: 01792 469999.
Opening times: Monday to Friday 7.30am – 6.30am, Saturday to Sunday 7am – 6.30pm.
Bait: Fresh lugworms and ragworms, peeler crabs when available. Frozen baits.
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Directions : Take the A4118 main South Gower road as far as the village of Scurlage then turn right onto the B4247. Park in the large car park at Rhossili village and the ledges are a short walk in the direction of Worm’s Head.