Welcome to bassfishingwales.com

Welcome to Bassfishingwales.com your home to saltwater lure fishing and saltwater fly fishing for the European bass in West Wales.

Want to catch bass, look no further. Based on the west Wales coast, in the harbour of Aberdovey and with easy access to some outstanding bass fishing marks, you can be sure to have a good day on the water with us

We specialise in light tackle saltwater fishing, whether it be spinning or fly fishing using the latest soft plastic lures and specialist fly’s on the market today.

We at bassfishingwales will guide you to some well kept secret places through your time spent with us, in search of the UK’s most sought after sport fish.


I have been a keen Bass angler since the early age of 10, i’ve spent over 18 years fishing for this awesome specie that’s found on our coastline, and to date i have caught in excess of 6000 Bass. I have gained a great deal of experience in all aspects of the sport, and so i decided i would become a professional guide. I was introduced to Saltwater spinning and fly fishing by my father Stewart. He taught me everything i needed to no on how to become a sucessfull angler. But i think its far to say that i’ve out done him on the technical side of things. Fishing has lead me to fish further afield over the past years for the more exotic species that can be caught on fly and spin gear, Cuba been my favourite destination. Fishing has also lead me to be on TV, A series on S4C with actor Julien lewis jones, and what great pleasure it was to fish with. Also i’ve done a fish off for radio Wales and had the pleasure to fish with welsh rugby legend Brent Cockbain.

I have gained a tremendous amount of knowledge in this area and my aim is to pass on some of my expertise to old and new anglers alike which i hope you can use in the future to come. Please feel free to contact me anytime, whether it’s information on tackle, general advice, or destination fishing. I also write for fish and fly, this is where you’ll see reports, what lures have been catching etc. With up to date reports check out my facebook page.

Tight Lines,

Mathew Rickard.

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Owner: Mathew Rickard & bass fishing nut.

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Mathew Rickard

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