Guided Shore Fishing on the Cardigan Bay Coast of Mid-Wales

For beginners and experienced anglers alike - with well-known local angler and author John Mason

  • up to four anglers; individuals welcome
  • from £10 per person per hour
  • 2-6 hour plus bespoke sessions
  • equipment available
  • Aberystwyth to Tywyn and beyond
  • April/May to December
  • weekdays and weekends
  • fully insured

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Are you a sea angler on holiday in Mid-Wales and not sure where to fish? Want to learn the art of shore fishing from scratch? Are you fishing but not catching? Are you after a particular fish species for the list? Then help is at hand.

I've been a regular shore-fisherman around the west coast of Wales for over thirty years. My book on the area, Shore Fishing: a Guide to Cardigan Bay, was published in 2013 to very positive reviews and in spring 2015, I began offering tuition and guiding in the district.

My local patch runs from south of Aberystwyth to north of Tywyn, although I do venture further afield. It's a beautiful section of the Welsh coast, with stunning scenery. Its rich wildlife not only includes fish: sightings of dolphins and porpoises often add to the experience.

There's a wide range of fish species available depending on the time of year and type of ground that is fished, so long as the weather-gods are in a good mood. Please follow the links above to discover more, and I look forward to meeting you on the beach sometime!
small-eyed ray
borth south
stone jetty
Above, clockwise from top L: specimen small-eyed ray (Borth); a fine local bass (Aberdyfi); a good-sized turbot (Ynyslas); fishing for mackerel on the Stone Jetty, Aberystwyth; the  intertidal reef south of Borth; setting up for an evening's fishing at Borth.