Fishing forecast for Chesil Beach, Portland & Weymouth. 24th July 2012

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · July 24, 2012

With the exception of there being no wind today and the tide being a lit later, there is no change from yesterdays forecast. Having spent some time at various marks yesterday, it seems that my forecast has been fairly accurate with most of the species being caught that I thought would be. I am out today on a guiding session, so hopefully I will have reports of some nice Bass caught, to report to you tomorrow. My recommendation for todays top mark would be Abbotsbury. Expect Plaice, Dabs, Smoothound, Garfish, Gurnard and Red Mullet and of course Mackerel from there.  Usual baits of Ragworm, Peeler Crab and Mackerel strips will all work.

Water Temperature: 15.6*c             Weymouth High Tide: 10.58pm, 2.06m

Wind: There is no wind today

Sea Conditions:

Chesil Beach: Calm and the water is clear along the beach with the exception of the area I reported over the past week around West Bexington where it is slightly coloured.

Portland: Calm the water is clear.

Portland Harbour: Calm. Water is clear

Weymouth Bay: Calm with the water clear.

Chesil Beach forecast: The beach is fishing exceptionally well now. Bream, Gurnard, lots of Smoothound, a few Bass, Garfish and lots of Mackerel. The Bream are more towards the Portland end of Chesil, but the rest of the fish are all along the beach. I have heard no reports of any Triggers being caught, but I have heard of some nice Congers coming from Moonfleet and all the way to West Bexington.

Portland: The Island is fishing very well. Lots of Wrasse and Pollock and a few Bass have all come to me on lures. Divers are reporting plenty of big Bass further out and some John Dory and Bream around Chisel Cove.

Portland Harbour: A few small Bass and Black Bream have come from the shallow water areas along Hamm Beach as well as some nice Flounder.

Weymouth Bay: Stone Pier is a great mark to take your kids and introduce them to the numerous species that live on it during the summer. Bream, Pollock, Wrasse and even Bass can be caught by just dropping a line over the side. A great way to spend a summer day in Weymouth..

Boats and Kayaks: Great weather for boat fishing all weekend. Even the smaller boats will be able to get out to the reefs around Portland and the Shambles. The charter fleet are reporting great catches for Bream, Rays and Turbot locally.

 

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