Carp Fishing

Cardiff Carp Fishing

It is true that 40lb fish are uncommon in Cardiff vicinity but routine 30lb fish can be caught at multiple spots and we have the fast expanding jewel in the crown. Carp fishing in Cardiff Bay.

Glamorgan Anglers Club are revealing that regular anglers in the Bay are catching’ personal best carp’ with a report of 30 lb being a the last catch.
We all know that time and type of food are the recipe for big fish, what we may be disregarding though is temperature level. Cardiff carp ponds probably generate larger fish that their equivalents in the valleys simply because it’s a bit warmer nearer the coast.

Cardiff Carp Locations

Well we have already mentioned one location where you can find great carp, Cardiff Bay, cardiff carp fishing locations where fishing is allowed can be found on the map.

Cardiff Carp lakes do not come more central than Roath Park Lake. It is perhaps an unlikely spot for a spot of Cardiff carp fishing, and we are not talking about the Koi Carp in the greenhouse!
The second is Lamby lake is situated off Lamby way and is home to some of the larger Cardiff carp, there are an abundance of fish over 20lb and some 30 pounders in there as well.

Lamby lake carp

Lamby Lake, Lamby Way, Cardiff
Telephone 07878 831048
Lamby Lake Facebook page

Cefn Mably Lakes
Cardiff carp are fished for in swims these are well organised, a decent size and tidy. Fish populations are about 40 at 20lbs plus and at least 150 just under that weight.
Cefn Mably Lakes
Cefn Mably
Tel: 01633 681101

Mike Jones, Shop Manager putting a carp back into the water.

Carp tackle shops

There are plenty of good tackle shops in Cardiff, offering exceptional equipment and vigorous live bait but forgive us if we focus on a newly opened tackle shop that specialises in carp tackle.

First4Fishing– Taffs Well

carp fishingCardiff carp are extremely well looked after, the treatment that goes into landing a big fish without damaging it is legendary within the sport but even recognised outside fishing circles.

Situated off the A470 and close to the M4 the shop is located on the Taffs Well industrial estate, it is near to ‘Travis Perkins’ an in the same building as ‘Cash 4 cars’. Mike Jones and Simon Spinola offered a very amiable welcome and its layout was wonderfully organised.

The product ranges offered are Taska and Nash, Mike is a consultant for Nash and has excellent awareness of the Cardiff Carp scene.

The shop has only been in existence since May 2013. It has wider aims than just being a business enterprise though, as revealed by its professional team of field testers, who fish in England and Wales, testing products and offering advice, only where requested of course!
The idea is to promote carp fishing in Wales, Mike is generous with his tips and advice and is available every weekend.
The shop stocks every imaginable accessory for carp fishing including new ways to protect your prize carp.

If you are a complete novice to fishing for Carp and need advice on how to start with or if you want the latest tackle to land and return your prize carp after the obligatory photo, then it is here!
Unit C,24 B Garth Works, Taffs Well, Cardiff, CF147HP
Phone: 02921 155617

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