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Caldy

 

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Directions

From the M53, turn off at Junction 2 sign posted for Hoylake, West Kirby & Moreton. Follow the spur road to the end and take the 1st left at the roundabout. Go straight through the lights take a right on to the B5139 at the next roundabout. Follow this road through Greasby and go straight on at the next roundabout. Half a mile down the road you'll get to Frankby, a place selling plants and logs on your right beside a church. Take a left hear just by the cemetery on the B5140 heading towards Irby, then take a right opposite the Farmers Arms Pub. Follow this road to the roundabout and go straight over. Follow the road into Caldy village, the road narrows here with a couple of sharp bends. On the sharp right bend you'll see Croft Drive East that carries straight on. Drive down Croft Drive East for a hundred yards and take the 1st right, sign posted Croft Drive. Follow Croft Drive to the end. There is a couple of spaces for parking at the end of this road, with more parking sign posted to the right.

Alternative Directions (2 miles or so longer but easier to explain)
From the M53, turn off at Junction 2 sign posted for Hoylake, West Kirby & Moreton. Follow the spur road to the end and take the 1st left at the roundabout. Go straight through the lights take a right on to the B5139 at the next roundabout. Follow this road through Greasby and go straight on at the next roundabout. Stay on the B5139 in to Newton and straight on at the Mini round about. Shortly after passing Hilbre School on your right, the road turns sharply left and uphill. Follow the road to the top of the hill to the T-junction. Take a left at this junction following the A540 out of West Kirby. You come to a roundabout just after leaving West Kirby. Go right at this roundabout and follow the road into Caldy village, the road narrows here with a couple of sharp bends. On the sharp right bend you'll see Croft Drive East that carries straight on. Drive down Croft Drive East for a hundred yards and take the 1st right, sign posted Croft Drive. Follow Croft Drive to the end. There is a couple of spaces for parking at the end of this road, with more parking sign posted to the right.

Tackle
The tide movement at Caldy is fairly gentle and combined with the small tide  will allow the use light beach gear and 3-4oz flat or wheel leads. However, take a couple of breakaways just in case, they may be required if there is a bit of on shore wind. Some of the marks here have about 20-30 yards of mixed and rocky ground in front of them. It might be worth bringing a lead lift to keep your end gear clear of these when retrieving.


Rigs

Distance casting is not necessary at Caldy so a simple 2 hook flapper rig will get lots of bait and scent out into the water. It will also give you the chance to experiment with different baits. And don't forget the beads and sequences, anything bright, flashy, rattley or even floaty.

 

To right is a Sandy beach, with few snags.

 

 

Aim to fish 2 hours before high tide, it may be when you arrive that the tide seems miles out, however it is advised not to walk out to meet the tide unless you know the area, once in flood the tide will soon be within casting distance, it is also worth considering getting to the venue 3 hours before fishing, as during the busy periods this venue can easily fill up, if you are unable to get a peg, then why not try Thustaton or West Kirby further along the coast.

To the left is rocky with possible snags

Why dont you do a feature on your favourite venue, send it in and I will prepare it for the web Bait
Rag always works well in the Dee and tipped with mackerel, it will catch flounder. However, when the the crabs start to peel then  fresh peeler will be the top bait.