Fishing forecast for Chesil Beach, Portland & Weymouth. 19th August 2012

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · August 19, 2012

Looks like it is going to be a fine and windless day today with a large tide. I am hoping that the spring tide will help clear the water as all the dirty water on the beach has brought the Pout out to play.

Water Temperature: 17.3*c             Weymouth High Tide: 8.54pm, 2.40m

Wind: Almost no wind at all today.

Sea Conditions:

Chesil Beach: Calm with a 1m swell. The water is still holding quite a bit of colour.

Portland: Calm with a 1m swell, as with the beach the water clarity is not great with quite a lot of silt still in the water.

Portland Harbour: Calm with a milky tinge to the water.

Weymouth Bay: Calm with a milky tinge to the water.

Chesil Beach forecast: A few Bream and Smoothound were caught yesterday, but the main catch yesterday and it is likely to be the same again today is Pout. A few more Mackerel should be around today and by this evening a lot of the silt will drop out.

Portland: The coloured water has basically killed any chance for lure fishing. That should not stop people fishing for Pollock and Garfish on float fished Mackerel strip. After a big blow with dirty water is always a good time for Bul Huss around Blacknor.

Portland Harbour: Sandsfoot Castle and the sailing club will provide sheltered marks, that should produce fish. Main species are likely to be Flounder, Garfish, Wrasse and small Bass. Ragworm baits will tempt most of the species except Garfish. Use flaot fished Mackerel strip for them.

Weymouth Bay: Stone Pier is where I will be heading to try out my new LRF gear today.

Boat & Kayak fishing: Portland Harbour is really going to be the only option for small boats and kayak fishing today. You could try going for Bass around the drop off marks on live prawn or lures. I have heard of a couple of Gilthead Bream and some Black Bream being caught by anglers fishing from a Kayak in the past couple of days. I might give a couple of marks that I used to fish from my boat a try from the Kayak. The next boat trip that I am organising is on Tuesday the 21st of August. It will be a morning start for a 5 hour trip on the local banks and reefs for only £25. Email me if you are interested [email protected]

 

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