What a wonderful morning it is. A nice bit of sunshine and light winds. Some nice fish were caught yesterday as the sea started to settle. A surprising number of good size Smoothounds showed up especially at the Western end of Chesil. Hopefully they are still around today.
Wind forecast SW 9mph
Water Temperature: 14.1*c Weymouth High Tide: 7/09pm, 1.97m
Chesil Beach: Settled down nicely with a swell of just over 1m, water is still carrying some colour and quite a bit of weed in Chesil cove.
Portland Bill: calm with a swell, water clarity is good with a milky tinge.
Portland Harbour: Calm with good water clarity.
Weymouth Bay: Wavelets with good water clarity.
Chesil Beach forecast:These are my favourite sized tides with plenty of water movement but not too strong to put the fish off. I would expect to see some nice Rays and Smoothoundd from West Bexington, Cogden and Abbotsbury, as well as some Plaice and Dabs.Peeler Crab has been the top bait recently. The Portland end should produce Gurnard and Bream now. Anywhere along the beach road should fish. Ragwptm and small strips of Squid can be very effective.
Portland: With the water clearinglitre fishing will once again be the most effective method for fishing for Bass, Wrasse, pollock and Garfish.
Portland Harbour: I see that the harbour is busy already with no space left to fish at Ferrybridge, though the windsurfers do not seem to be in as large numbers today making fishing possible on Hamm Beach. Nice Flounder and Thornback coming from that mark.
Weymouth Bay: Preston is pretty flat today, but a few guys took advantage of the conditions yesterday and once again Paul Black was into Bass. Not as big as his almost 9lb beast of last week, but still nice to catch some Bass. He landed them on fresh Peeler Crab. I had a go along the Stone Pier yesterday and have to report it was pretty quite with very little caught by anyone, especially me.
Boat and Kayak fishing. Nice day for some Kayak fishing and the opportunity to get out in a small boat within the confines of Portland Harbour. Top mark today will be the Hood entrance and the 6 knot marker buoy off the entrance to Ferrybridge.
Expect to see Pollock, Bass, Mackerel, Plaice, Flounder and Thornback with the odd Smoothound thrown in.