Catch report & fishing forecast for Dorset including Chesil Beach, Portland & Weymouth. 22nd December 2012
Surprise surprise!! The world did not end yesterday so we can carry on fishing, but most likely not on Chesil, at least not today. Once again strong South Westerly winds have made Chesil almost impossible to fish.
Water Temperature: 10*c Weymouth High Tide: 12.16pm, 1.71m
Wind: SW 30mph gusting almost 50mph
Chesil Beach: Very rough and dangerous, the water is heavily coloured
Portland: The West side of the island and the Bill are very rough. The East side is more sheltered with a swell of 2m.
Portland Harbour: Wavelets with slightly coloured water.
Weymouth Bay: Calm but heavily coloured and lots of freshwater coming out of the harbour.
Chesil Beach forecast: Don’t take the risk of fishing Chesil today. Tomorrow looks better conditions and the chance of a Cod or late Bass will be better.
Portland: Whilst the West side is a bit too rough to fish, marks such as Church Ope Cove and Chine may well provide some good fishing. Large fish baits will help catch large Bull Huss and Pollock. The water is going to be too dirty for Wrasse fishing but there is always the chance of a Cod.
Portland Harbour: Not a lot happening in the harbour at the moment.
Weymouth Bay: Despite tons of fresh water coming out of the harbour the Stone Pier is fishing well for Pollock, Pout and mini species.
Poole Harbour: Large amounts of flood water are having a big effect on the flounder fishing. One or two fish have been caught but I would have to think long and hard as to whether it was worth travelling a long way to catch a single Flounder.
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]