Cod Fishing in Dorset, including the latest catch report & fishing forecast for Chesil Beach, Portland & Weymouth
The weekend is upon us again. We have had a good south westerly blow for a few days that has stirred Chesil Beach up nicely. The winds have died down a bit now, but the water is still coloured. Looking at the wind forecast, it looks like you will only have today and tomorrow to fish Chesil, as it looks like it will be unfishable on Sunday. Keep an eye on the wind and the webcam because as we all know it can change pretty quickly. This is how it looks at the moment (10am Friday), thanks to the photo from the Chesil Beach Watch Facebook page
I have just seen a message on Facebook about the RNLI Cod Open fishing competition that was due to be fished this Sunday the 20th of October. Due to the forecast weather conditions the organisers have rightly moved the date of the match to the 17th of November.
I managed to get a lure session in just as the weather was building and I managed to get another Bass on the large Mommotti 190 that I featured earlier in the week. Obviously this Bass hadn’t bothered to read my post, if it had done it would have realised that a fish as small as it was should not have grabbed such a huge lure.
Unfortunately I lost the lure a couple of casts later and have only just managed to replace it now. I can’t wait to get back out there and prove that it can catch big fish as well.
I am so fed up with Weymouth and Portland council and there short sited thinking. There latest idiotic idea is to demolish Weymouth Angling Society club house in favour of a few car parking spaces. The way that they are ruining the main source of income of this town, the tourist industry, means that we wont need additional parking. No one is going to come to Weymouth soon. Please look at my petition to save the club house and if you agree with it them please sign it. Most importantly help to use social media and spread and share it in every way that you can.
Update on the petition!! A few people have said that they have been asked to give a donation for using the petition. This is obviously iPetitions way of trying to make money by hosting these petitions. I just want to say that you do not need to donate anything, and if you do neither myself or Weymouth Angling Society will receive anything from iPetition.
Water temperature 15.4*c.
Chesil Beach: At the moment the sea has been flattened by the SE wind, but there is still a 2m swell. That will all change for Saturday and Sunday, as the waves and swell will be much higher. The water is lightly coloured
Portland: 2m swell with lightly coloured and weedy water
Portland Harbour: Wavelets with clear water
Weymouth Bay: 50m surf line with slightly coloured water
Chesil Beach forecast: If you fish today you will have a good chance of Bass, Codling, Bream, Dogfish, Pout, Rays, Plaice and even Mackerel and Garfish. Tomorrow it will be Bass and Cod in the churned up water. make the most of today and this evening if you can, as I believe the fishing will be very good today. If you do fish over the weekend take care, as it will be dangerous. Big baits for big fish.
Portland: The area that are safe to fish around Portland seem to be full of weed. The Wrasse don’t normally feed when there is a big swell, or if they do then they must move into deeper water to do it. Bass are always a possibility, if you use a large bait and keep out of the weed.
Portland Harbour: The same as yesterday. Hamm Beach and Ferrybridge are good back up marks in this type of weather. Go light and you will have a good chance of getting a Bass or a Flounder. Use lures all along the shoreline and you might be surprised at what might be out there. At this time of year there are plenty of Garfish, Mackerel, Scad, Pollock and bass in the harbour. The best lures are surface lures, or ones that fish just under the surface. I watched Pollock hit the bait fish all along the rocks around Portland Marina yesterday.
Weymouth Bay: As usual the piers will provide a number of different species, though most of them will be small, you can always get a good one if you are lucky. The beach that looks good at the moment is Preston. A good line of surf will have the Bass feeding close to the shore. Go light with a single rod baited with Ragworm and you will get plenty of Small Bass and there is always the chance of a big one there as well.
Guiding & Lessons: Despite October being one of 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]