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Old 21 September 2014, 14:09   #21
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is it walking pace upstream of Lawrenny quay?and faster downstream to the toll bridge.
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Old 21 September 2014, 18:50   #22
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Only just noticed this thread, and I see you've received some fantastic advice on free launch sites,
they really are worth considering if you plan to launch every day.

The tides are quite small at the moment, around 6 meter high and 2m at low, which means the tidal flow or current,
will be much slower than a big spring tide of say, 8 meter high v 0 metre low. = 8 meter tide range.
However, the currents will still be quite strong with the present 4 meter difference between high and low,
and certainly stronger in the main channel compared to the contributries like Cresswell and Carew,
where you must be carefull not to ground on the soft mud banks as the tide drops, so best tackled on rising tide for that area.

If your already in Pemb's, the weather looks great tomorrow, I would consider launching at either of the following sites,
Martins haven, St Brides, Little or Broad Haven, Nolton, Solva, Freshwater west, Dale (best alround learner beach), Sandy haven, Milford Haven, Freshwater East, Stackpole quay, or indeed Saundersfoot, in most places you'll be able to drive near to the waters edge for launch,
then just park the Landy above the last high water mark.
Either way I hope you have an enjoyable safe visit.
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How I forgot the opportunity to plug the County with one of my vids is beyond me.




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Dont forget you also need an Anchor
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Old 23 September 2014, 17:12   #25
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Dhf some great videos there,I live in Shropshire but come down to Pembrokeshire about twice a year,had my first Kayaking lesson out from Dale,have launched the boat from Nolton didn`t have an engine then ,rowed out dropped anchor and did a bit of fishing.hoping to come down in October .
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That's good you have rowing experience Criss, Kayak and Sib fishing is quite popular around Pemb's, did you catch anything off Nolton?
there's some good fishing spots all around St Brides Bay, with plenty sheltered areas to choose for various wind direction,
and you have a perfect size SIB and engine to carry separately if necessary and launch almost anywhere.
Dale has always been very popular for learners and experienced boaters, although the experienced are usually anchored in the pub or club,lol.
spent my first 20 years learning the ropes in this little village, fell asleep to the sound of crashing waves to the west,
and the whistling of yacht masts to the east, with the occasional fog horn. total bliss.
We usually get some nice weather around October, like in this next video from last Oct.


This ones more mid summer.
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I had my first inflatable dinghy(pvc)when I was 12 over 40 years ago,still have one in the loft.
I didn`t catch anything at Nolton ,dropped anchor in 15 feet of
crystal clear water but not a fish in sight.
Would like to launch at Dale,is it free and do you need permission to go on the slipway.
Great videos again
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Cheers Chris, Been fun learning videography past couple years, moving onto photography now,
There's no charge at Dale, and no permission required either, shame no catch at Nolton, better luck next time.
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Dale would be a good spot,plenty of parking, shop especially if its free,could inflate it in the car park and carry it to slipway.Nolton was handy too.
Whats the fishing like on the Cleddau above the toll bridge?
Good luck with your photography.
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Thanks again Chris,
I'm not keen on fishing upriver to be honest, only ever caught a few doggies and river crab up there.
The currents can also be quite strong and hard to keep bait down, and the use of lures and trolling is restricted after a certain point.
Once again, Dale is the perfect free option, there's a few reefs and ship wrecks laying just outside the Bay,
surrounded by Sand, Shingle and muddy ground, which is ideal for many species like;
Cod, Bass, Conger, Ling,Thornback Ray, Pollack, Coley, Herring, and many others including Tope and other members of the Shark family.
Many of these fish can be caught by jigging feathers as close to the bottom as possible, whilst drifting over wrecks or reefs,
A little portable depth sounder can be useful for this type of fishing.
Or you could try the locally prefer'd Rag Worm as bait for anchored fishing, you could dig the rag yourself from the local Rag beds at low tide,
you would of course need a garden folk, wellies and plenty of energy,
or there's a really good tackle shop in Milford that supply them, including other baits.
There's also a good chandler in Neyland marina for charts and pretty much all things nautical.
I think you'll enjoy the ease of launching and fishing from Dale. there was a really good chandler in Dale when I where a lad during the 70s,
I remember drooling over there selection of dingh's and outboards, and was lucky enough to have one of the pvc one's at 5 year old.
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