The weather may have been bad but I enjoyed my fishing.
The weather today was drizzly rain, the type that get's into your wetsuit no matter how much they cost. I popped down to the west pier fishing two rods, the bait I used was; Lug and king Ragworm, frozen Mackeral also fresh Squid: loads of small whitting were caught and put back, I even managed to grab a small rock fish. though Lug is the best to use here, Squid was a no no. Fred (if that's his name) the river seal, popped his head up to grab a bit of squid and mackeral heads, whilst swimming up the Tawe. One can fish either side of the pier, you'll probably get about the same ammount of fish. The one thing which I am really disgusted with, was the litter strewn from the start to the end of west pier, obviously caused by inconsidersate fisherment:"PLEASE TAKE YOUR LITTER HOME WITH YOU", it's not much to ask, also there are plenty of bins around the marina area's, so there is no excuse for it, this litter was from the week-enders, as today I was there about 12:30 (PM) and five fishermen already at the head: Again I was appauled with the lack of life belts, though I know very well why this is, as I fished Knab rock the day before, the hard working council worker there, (Roger) was empting bins and replacing black bags into their resepticles, he informed me after checking a red LB box, that people throw life belts into the sea, believe me or not!!?? Your family member could one day require these safety items, I can't believe the insanity of some people and you can't only blame kids here. If Swansea Bay, is to become a seashore orientated sporting activity area, surely we must promote these safety points fully and be addressed forth with, before someone is killed. The litter problem belongs to all of us, parents included, if you pack meals for your children, do you make sure you get them to bring their litter home! Swansea bay has a lot to offer tourists, just as long as we all work together to get tourists to come back here, for the right reasons. I did enjoy my fishing day out, the sad litter and life belts though, marred the day along with the drizzly rain.