Catch report & fishing forecast for Dorset including Chesil Beach, Portland & Weymouth. 6th January 2013
With very little wind today, it should give everyone a chance to get out and fish your favourite marks. With the tides dropping off and not much colour in the water, I can’t see Chesil producing a great deal other than Dogfish and Pout. You might pick up the odd Whiting. Plenty of other marks such as Portland should fish well today.
Water Temperature: 10.5*c Weymouth High Tide: 12.06am, 1.69m
Wind: SW 10mph
Chesil Beach: Calm with a small swell water has a milky tinge to it.
Portland: Calm with a small swell, the water is almost clear.
Portland Harbour: Calm with clear water.
Weymouth Bay: Calm with a bit of colour in the water.
Chesil Beach forecast: I cant seem very many if any Codling being caught today from the beach. However expect lots of Dogfish, Pout and Whiting both during the day and in darkness. If you have Peeler Crab then you stand a far better chance of getting the odd Cod that might be wandering around. With more settled conditions there is good chance of Dabs and at marks such as West Bexington and Cogden you could pick up a nice Sole. Small lugworm on size 4 hooks give you the best chance.
Portland: With much clearer water it is time to get the lures out again and target Wrasse and Pollock from around the Bill. There have been a couple of Bass caught recently on surface lures, which gives me some hope for a good session. Bait fishing with Crab or Ragworm will produce some larger Wrasse. Night sessions from the Island may produce Conger, Bull Huss and Pollock.
Portland Harbour: A few Flounder are all that I have heard about coming out of the harbour. Having said that there are not many people fishing it at the moment.
Weymouth Bay: There is still a lot of water coming down from the harbour, but it is worth giving the Stone Pier a go for Pollock, Flounder and Pout.
Poole Harbour: With not much rain over the past few days the Flounder fishing has really picked up again in the harbour. Several anglers have told me of catches well into double figures, with some School Bass amongst the Flounders. Ragworm and Peeler crab are the best baits.
Boat & Kayak fishing: A great day to get out on your boat or Kayak. Quite a few fish are being caught from the safety of Portland harbour for the smaller boats. If you have a boat capable of getting out to the Adamant, then chances are you will have a very good day. Plenty of Cod and Whiting are being caught out there.
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 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]