For more than a decade, the ecology of Cardiff Bay has allowed for the development of healthy coarse fishery, with a good diversity of habitat and species of fish, which should maintain the interest of both novice and experienced anglers. Species present include roach, chub, dace, perch, rudd, bream, carp and pike. In the summer months, mullet are regular visitors, which provides extra angling opportunities.
The Bay was opened up for coarse fishing in 2010 in selected areas, and since then interest has continued to grow, as more and more people come to fish in the area. Good water quality in the Bay and plentiful food chains for the fish have already resulted in excellent growth rates for a variety of species, and there’s strong potential for catching specimen fish in the future.
Cardiff Harbour Authority is continuing to develop and improve angling facilities, as well as work closely with community groups and schools on introductory fishing days for people interested in the sport. We also have close links with other fishing related organisations, such as Natural Resources Wales, Federation of Welsh Anglers (governing body) and local angling clubs.