Water temperature 17.6*c.
Chesil Beach: Calm, the water is clear
Portland: Calm with clear water
Portland Harbour: Calm and clear
Weymouth Bay: Calm with clear water
Chesil Beach forecast: I will be fishing West Bexington today in search of Plaice, Dabs, Sole and Rays. There have been some lovely Plaice and Sole caught recently, even during the day. The Plaice at the moment are really plump and in great condition. Mackerel and Garfish are all along the beach, as are Smoothound. As soon as the sun starts to go down the Scad and Cuttlefish move in close to the shore. Float fishing with Mackerel strip will take both. If you do catch a Cuttle Fish, be careful as they spurt out ink just like squid.
There are still plenty of Bream and Gurnard around the Ferrybridge area, with the possibility of a bonus Trigger Fish, especially from Chesil Cove. The Cove is a good mark for Wrasse and Pollock.
Portland: I wished I had fished Church Ope Cove last night and the night before. Conditions were perfect, with no wind and a good tide. Tonight should be even better with high water coinciding with dusk. The little bay can often become full of fish at dusk. I have float fished down there in the past and had 5 different species on 5 casts.
Portland Harbour: Flounder, Bass and Mullet will be your main targets from the harbour. All the species can be caught very close to the shore with light tackle, making it an ideal mark for novices. You can get Mackerel and Garfish from the deeper parts of the harbour and off the rocks around Portland Marina.
Weymouth Bay: As usual the Stone Pier has been producing an abundance of small fish, along with a few decent specimens. During Weymouth Angling Society s Monday nights junior league Luke Gregory managed to catch a very unusual Connemara Clingfish. The Junior league attracts loads of kids and is run every monday. For more details have a look at there website
Preston Beach has been good for a few Rays and some Gurnard.
Guiding & Lessons: Despite September and October being the best months for lure fishing for Bass, I still have quite a few days left. Have a look on the guiding link at the top of the page or drop me an email for more details to [email protected]