As anyone who has been fishing before will know, the ‘catching the fish’ bit doesn’t always go to plan… so after a day’s SUP Fishing with Outdoor Explore Wales (or fishing from the pier – but that’s definitely not as much fun!) we have come up with some alternatives if the pesky fish aren’t biting…
First off, you should book a space on one of Outdoor Explore Wales’ small group Paddleboard Fishing trips from Mumbles. They’re a fun day of SUP and fishing: hopefully, catching a few mackerel for a beach BBQ when we return!
No fish? Not a problem! We check out the best alternatives if you don’t have your own fish to BBQ…
Easiest Choice – Fish and Chips
The national dish. An institution in itself. As you’d expect from any self-respecting seaside district, Mumbles has plenty on offer in this department…
Trip Advisor’s Top 3 Fish and Chip shops in Mumbles are…
1) Johnnies Fish and Chip Shop – Traditional chippy, providing large portions and well-battered cod (that’s a good thing, for those who aren’t sure).
2) Copperfish Bar & Takeaway – Situated at the start of the pier, you can eat in or take away their delicious food – and they have a bar so you can discuss how big ‘the one that got away’ was!
3) Dick Barton’s – Another traditional style chippy, this one is close to the seafront overlooking Swansea bay, so you have a great view with your massive portions!
Pros – Easy, simple, quick, made for you. Delicious.
Cons – no smokey BBQ flavour – rarely mackerel!
Most Stubborn Choice – Visit the Fishmonger
If you are of the stubborn persuasion and adamant you still neeeeed to BBQ your own fish, take a visit to Coakley’s. Not far from the seafront, you know they’re going to have fresh fish – they’re right by the sea! Maybe they got all the fish you were trying to catch (any excuse works)!
Pros – you can choose which fish you want on your BBQ
Cons – you have to buy and cook your own fish!
The Pessimist’s Choice – Bring your own fish, just in case you don’t catch any!
If you believe there is a good chance you won’t catch anything, maybe come prepared for that eventuality and pack some fish in the car!
Pros – you’ll definitely have some fish for the BBQ!
Cons – better pack it in a cool box with plenty of ice – you don’t want to eat fish that has been sat in the car all day – or that smell in your car!
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