Bass arrive in Carmarthen Bay towards the end of March, where Peeler Crab seems to be the best bait at this time.
Although Bass sometime seem allusive, one of the main factors to success is their feeding habits and best baits are.
Sandeels, Joey Mackerel, Mackerel Strip, Lugworm and King Rag Worm.
May sees the early run of large Tope, which we return alive.
Around this time the Mackerel shoals also arrive.
This is the time when you feel the summer fish have arrived.
Species that Carmarthen Bay and the Gower Coast hold.
Plaice, Thornback-Ray, Blue Sharks, Bass
Small-Eyed Ray, Porbeagle Sharks
Black Bream, Cuckoo-Ray
Tope, Spotted-Ray, Codling
Plus the inevitable L.S.D`s
The Bristol Channel offshore marks to include
Although certain species can be targeted if the party so wish, a fishing trip can possibly end up with a mixed bag of anything in excess of 10 or possibly 16 species.
The Bristol Channel is warmed up by the Gulf Stream and the warmer waters around the summer months attract shoals of Bass, second to none around the British Isles.
Sharks such as Blues and Porbeagles are plentiful, and now that we have a new modern fast boat, we are able to cover the Bristol Channel to located these predators.
A lot of other warmer water fish are predicted to arrive around Welsh waters, due to gloabal warming.
In the winter months around our coastline, huge shoals of Codling arrive around September and October, with the larger Cod usually taken between November and February, fished around Swansea Bay and off the Gower Coast.
To target these fish we anchor up and try to encourage the Cod to feed by spreading the bait on the seabed around the boat, by up tiding and down tiding.
The most preferred bait is by far Black Lug and Blow Lug, although Squid and Cuttlefish work, they can be a useful secondary bait to bulk up to attract the bigger fish.
Whiting and Dabs are also in abundance.