Penarth Quays Marina Handbook 2019

40 Quay Marina’s PENARTH Handbook 2019 Fishing from Penarth Quays Marina Penarth Quays Marina enjoys a well deserved reputation for being one of the most productive and popular charter boat ports in the country, notably for the quality of the autumn and winter cod fishing experienced at the eastern end of the Bristol Channel. While few local sea anglers would argue that today the cod fishing is as good as it once was, when the fish are running, generally from late September until March, anglers fishing aboard Penarth based charter boats still catch plenty of fish. In addition to cod and whiting, the autumn and early winter months invariably produce plenty of conger eels, dogfish and various species of ray, notably specimen sized blonde ray, which are certainly a species that are on the increase in recent years. Undoubtedly the inshore fishing available to crews fishing from Penarth is as good as can be found almost anywhere in the country, offering as it does the opportunity to fish for a wide variety of different species. Throughout the summer months popular species with visiting anglers include tope, bass, rays, dogfish and huss, conger and many others, including exceptional numbers of hard fighting smoothounds, which first appear in late April and are caught until September. If you intend to fish aboard a charter boat early booking is recommended, and be sure to tell your skipper which species you would like to target so they can select a suitable size tide. Always follow the skippers recommendations on choice of bait, regardless of what bait works best for ‘such-and- such’ a species where you normally fish, and often your skipper will be able to arrange for the days bait. Of course the skipper will also be able to advise on the most productive rigs and techniques for the species that you hope to catch, as well as offering assistance or tuition if required. Many boats can also hire the correct equipment. Dave Lewis Sea Angler Magazine We politely remind visiting fishermen of the following : • Car parking is available at the pay and display car parks, or the visitors car park on the northern side of the marina. • Please remember that the marina site is a residential area and that other boat owners may be sleeping on board their boats when you arrive. Please minimise any noise. • The skipper of the charter vessel, or his deck hand will escort you from the main access gate to the vessel. Please take extra care on the pontoons during wet and icy conditions. • Please put all litter into the appropriate waste bins. White Water Charters Tel: 01446 710815 Mobile: 07970 936 443 Email: Andrew Alsop