Catch report & fishing forecast for Dorset including Chesil Beach, Portland & Weymouth. 21st December 2012
Today is the shortest day of the year and if you believe some of the nonsense in the news it will be a very short one as it is forecast to end at 11am today. What a load of **** but just in case it is going to be true we should all get out and go fishing now. The conditions on Chesil are just about as perfect as they can be at the moment with hardly any wind, a sea that is really coloured and only a medium swell to worry about. What are you waiting for go on and get out there. Tomorrow is a different story with very strong SW winds forecast
Water Temperature: 9.9*c Weymouth High Tide: 12.16pm, 1.71m
Wind: SW 16mph
Chesil Beach: Surprisingly calm but with a 1.5m swell, water is heavily coloured
Portland:A chance to fish some of the rock marks today but take care on the lower ledges. Water is coloured
Portland Harbour: Wavelets with coloured water.
Weymouth Bay: Calm but heavily coloured and lots of freshwater coming out of the harbour.
Chesil Beach forecast: Great conditions for a Cod during the day. Night time will see more Whiting and the normal Dogfish and Pout.
Portland: Coloured water and rough conditions make good conditions for large Bull Huss. A large flank of Mackerel is one of their favourite baits. Make sure you use a rotten bottom to avoid losing a good fish. Fishing will be limited to the East side of the Island until conditions on the West calm down a bit.
Portland Harbour: If yesterday was anything to go by, I would give the harbour a miss at the moment.
Weymouth Bay: Lots of fresh water coming into the bay making it not one of the best marks to fish at the moment.
Fish of the month or week competition! I am going to start running a fish of the month competition and if I can get a sponsor or two interested, I will run a weekly competition. I will release more details of the prizes in the next couple of days. The competition will be for what myself and the sponsor think is the best fish for that period. It may not be the largest fish, as all factors including location and tackle will be taken into account. The fish must have been caught from the waters of Dorset or Devon and have been caught during the period of the competition. You need to email me a picture and give details of where, when and how it was caught. To ensure your secret spots are kept secret I only need to know the rough location so get sending your pictures in now to [email protected]
Guiding: Due to the Bass fishing falling off I am only taking bookings for traditional bait fishing sessions for December and January I will be targeting Cod, and Whiting from the beach and large Wrasse and Pollock from the shore. I am happy to fit in a few short Pollock and Wrasse lure sessions from the rocks, but these will be limited to 1/2 day or 2 to 3 hour sessions. These can be tailored to your requirements. Drop me an email for more details [email protected]