Cardiff foreshore can be found by parking at the entrance to Cardiff docks and walking through the
industrial estate on the left, access to the beach is found behind the Sheffield insulation (also known as woods insulation)
building. Best to park outside of the docks entrance and keep all valubles out of sight as its not the safest venue to leave
your car, especially at night.
Not a pretty place to fish the foreshore consists of the remains of the old industrial estate twisted
metal and large peices of old brickwork are scattered randomly all over the beach. Along with the rats this dosent make for
pretty fishing (not the place to take the wife and kids for a picnic!). There is a small estuary at the industrial estate
end, further down the beach forms two bays one smaller and one larger, past these you will find the "monkey pole" then "cods
The sea bed consists of lots of old brickwork and rubble which can make tackle losses high so rotten
bottoms are a good idea. High tides of around 12m- 13m are best with good fish falling to anglers at close range.
One of the better known marks is the "monkey pole" which is about 1/4 of a mile down the beach from
the back of the industrial estate, past this you will find "cods corner" both of these marks are excellent for winter cod
fishing. Despite its terrible appearence this venue is well worth a visit in the winter months. Top baits are Lug, Rag,
Peeler crab and squid. Expect to Catch Rockling, Conger, Cod, Whiting.