Fishing conditions update

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · March 22, 2014

As conditions have changed quite a lot since the forecast yesterday, I have created this post as a quick  update, to help prevent people having a wasted trip.  Click on the link if you want the normal full forecast with catch report.

The picture below is from Portland Bill at 11am this morning, as you can see it is fairly rough and the water is coloured. Not ideal for Wrasse or Pollock fishing.

Bill

More frequent updates are part of the plans for the next version of the website, which will be launched in a couple of weeks. I will give some more details next week.

Sea Conditions: 

Water temperature 9.7°c.

Chesil Beach:  Rough with 2m waves and the odd swell exceeding 3.5m. The water is coloured

Portland: 2m swell with  coloured water

Portland Harbour: Wavelets with clear water

Weymouth Bay: Calm with lightly coloured water.

Chesil Beach forecast: Fishing conditions are difficult with a strong onshore wind. The water is coloured, which is never good for Plaice fishing. The best you can hope for is Pout, Dogfish and a bonus Bass

Portland: Coloured water and a large swell will kill most Wrasse and Pollock fishing. This wont effect the Conger and Bull Huss fishing, if anything it will improve it.

Portland Harbour: Mullet and Flounder are the main species that are in the harbour at the moment. Fishing from Hamm Beach and Sandsfoot Sailing Club, will give you a good chance of catching a good bag of Flounder. You might even pick up a Thornback if you are lucky.

Weymouth Bay: I have been checking the harbour every day for signs of the large shoals of Thin Lipped Mullet that will show any day.

I know it is still early, but a few Mackerel have been caught on the Pleasure pier on light lures.

Guiding & Lessons: Now that we are well and truly in the grip of winter, most of my guiding trips for the next few months will be bait fishing trips. If the weather settles and the water clears for a week, then I will go for Pollock and Wrasse on lures. If you are thinking of booking a Plaice fishing trip, I am going to be running those from the second week of March. Until then it will be Wrasse from the rocks and Cod trips if the weather allows.  Have a look on the guiding link at the top of the page or drop me an email for more details to [email protected]

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