Newport has fishing from its main beach, Traeth Mawr (Big Beach ), from Parrog beach and from a small rocky inlet called “Cwm”.
Traeth Mawr offers plenty of scope, either with a beachcaster or smaller rod while wading. The summer months see bass moving into the Nevern estuary, especially in stormy weather, but there are plenty of flatfish near the river mouth and sometimes rays close to the shore. Bass can be caught on the fly in the estuary, but an Environment Agency rod licence is required to catch sea trout.
Parrog beach is to the west of Newport and on the other side of the estuary to Big Beach. It is a mixture of sand and pebbles close in and silty sand further out. Care must be taken if wading as there are patches of sticky mud.
The Cwm is to the west of Parrog and is a rocky inlet with a slipway. Both the rocks and the slipway fish onto mixed, mainly rocky, ground.
Fish caught include bass, mullet, pollack, whiting. Nearer the estuary, there are sewin (sea trout) and an occasional salmon available in season, but these require a licence.
Big Beach is reached by following the signs for Newport Golf Club. Drive past the golf club to a T-junction. Turn left here down to a car park by the beach.
Parrog is signposted from the A487 west of Newport. There is parking available. It is also possible, at times, to wade across the estuary from Big Beach.
The Cwm is reached by walking west from Parrog along the cliff path to the little bay and slipway.
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