Monday, 14 May 2007

Pembrokeshire, Newgale Beach.

Newgale Beach, looking south.

Newgale Beach is alongside the A487, to the east of Solva and St Davids. There is a large beachside car park with toilets. There is a café, shops and a pub at the north end of the beach. The beach is made of stone and shingle and gives access to fairly deep water at high tide, you will be casting out onto clean sand. The beach provides sport with dogfish..... lots of dogfish, bait for dogfish? ... anything, fish bait, sand eel or worms.
Newgale, looking north as the light fades.

Bass also show along this beach when there is some surf, unfortunately surf also brings out the surfers. Flounders and other flatfish can be caught and shoals of mackerel sometimes put in an appearance to be caught with float fished baits or spinning.

Getting bait is a problem in West Wales, County Sports in Haverfordwest stock frozen baits and live ragworm.... but phone before travelling to check availability
. They are at 3 Old Bridge, Haverfordwest SA61 2EZ Tel: 01437 763740.
A nearer source of frozen bait and a limited range of tackle is in Solva,
Bay View Stores, up the hill towards St Davids on the right is open til 7 or 8pm.