Fishing forecast for Chesil Beach, Portland & Weymouth. 30th June 2012

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · June 30, 2012

I know that I said that Chesil was unfishable yesterday and in my opinion from a safety aspect it was. Despite that some people battled against the elements and had a very good session. One of my friends had a 4 hour session in the afternoon and managed to land 5 Bass, a Bream and a load of Dogfish, all on Peeler Crab. The conditions today are a lot better and I do expect to see quite a few Bass from Chesil today.

Wind forecast SW 24mph gusting 30mph later this afternoon, then dying back this evening

Water Temperature: 15*c                 Weymouth High Tide: 2.58pm, 1.64m

Sea Conditions:

Chesil Beach: Rough with a long surf line. Water is coloured but not too dirty

Portland Bill: Rough on the West side with a dangerous swell running. East side has a large swell. Water is fairly coloured

Portland Harbour: Wavelets, water is clear except at Ferrybridge on an ebb tide

Weymouth Bay: Wavelets; water is clear

Chesil Beach forecast: The beach is fishable with care. Target species will be Bass and Smoothound with the odd Ray from the Western end. It is highly unlikely that the water will clear enough for any Mackerel fishing. I know of a lot of Bass that have come from the Beach this week and the bream have arrived in reasonable numbers. As the beach dies down a bit expect Plaice and Dabs to be caught towards the Western end of the Beach around Abbottsbury, Whilst the water has some colour in it make sure you use plenty of bling to help attract the fish.

Portland: It is still going to be a struggle to fish most of the marks except Chine and Church Ope Cove. There is a high chance of getting a Bass on a lure from the ledges to the East of the Bill point, but take great care as it can be very dangerous. I am desperate to try out some new soft plastic lures that my wife has made for Wrasse. If they work it will prove my theory on colours that I am working on. I will put up a post all about lure making in the next couple of weeks.

Portland Harbour: There has been very few Bass in the harbour this week and with the weather and small tides I cant see that improving this weekend. However the Bream are in the harbour as are many other species including Thornback Ray and Flounder. There are large numbers of Mullet feeding along the rocks in front of the Coastguard helicopter base.

Weymouth Bay: The Piers have produced a few Bass this week on evening tides. Most have come to lures with the IMA Sasuke in rainbow being the most successful.

Boat and Kayak fishing: Not sure just how bad it is offshore today, but I don’t think I would fancy bobbing around out there too much. Portland Harbour will be a good safe bet with plenty of different species to be caught. The Harbour entrances are good spots for all manner of fish.

Fishing Lessons: The response to my fishing lessons and workshops has been fantastic. A few of you have been out with me already and the feedback from everyone has been very good. I took James Parkin out for a couple of hours on Thursday evening on a one to one lure session. James had been trying for the past two years to catch fish on lures with only one small Bass landed in that time.  I am pleased to say I managed to get him into a nice Bass of 3 1/2lb Which he was delighted with. For those that missed my lessons post here it is here

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I know that I said that Chesil was unfishable yesterday and in my opinion from a safety aspect it was. Despite that some people battled against the elements and had a very good session. One of my friends had a 4 hour session in the afternoon and managed to land 5 Bass, a Bream and a load of Dogfish, all on Peeler Crab. The conditions today are a lot better and I do expect to see quite a few Bass from Chesil today.

 

Wind forecast SW 24mph gusting 30mph later this afternoon, then dying back this evening

 

Water Temperature: 15*c                 Weymouth High Tide: 2.58pm, 1.64m

 

Sea Conditions:

 

Chesil Beach: Rough with a long surf line. Water is coloured but not too dirty

 

Portland Bill: Rough on the West side with a dangerous swell running. East side has a large swell. Water is fairly coloured

 

Portland Harbour: Wavelets, water is clear except at Ferrybridge on an ebb tide

 

Weymouth Bay: Wavelets; water is clear

 

Chesil Beach forecast: The beach is fishable with care. Target species will be Bass and Smoothound with the odd Ray from the Western end. It is highly unlikely that the water will clear enough for any Mackerel fishing. I know of a lot of Bass that have come from the Beach this week and the bream have arrived in reasonable numbers. As the beach dies down a bit expect Plaice and Dabs to be caught towards the Western end of the Beach around Abbottsbury, Whilst the water has some colour in it make sure you use plenty of bling to help attract the fish.

Portland: It is still going to be a struggle to fish most of the marks except Chine and Church Ope Cove. There is a high chance of getting a Bass on a lure from the ledges to the East of the Bill point, but take great care as it can be very dangerous. I am desperate to try out some new soft plastic lures that my wife has made for Wrasse. If they work it will prove my theory on colours that I am working on. I will put up a post all about lure making in the next couple of weeks.

 

Portland Harbour: There has been very few Bass in the harbour this week and with the weather and small tides I cant see that improving this weekend. However the Bream are in the harbour as are many other species including Thornback Ray and Flounder. There are large numbers of Mullet feeding along the rocks in front of the Coastguard helicopter base.

 

 

Weymouth Bay: The Piers have produced a few Bass this week on evening tides. Most have come to lures with the IMA Sasuke in rainbow being the most successful.

 

Boat and Kayak fishing: Not sure just how bad it is offshore today, but I don’t think I would fancy bobbing around out there too much. Portland Harbour will be a good safe bet with plenty of different species to be caught. The Harbour entrances are good spots for all manner of fish.

 

Fishing Lessons: The response to my fishing lessons and workshops has been fantastic. A few of you have been out with me already and the feedback from everyone has been very good. I took James Parkin out for a couple of hours on Thursday evening on a one to one lure session. James had been trying for the past two years to catch fish on lures with only one small Bass landed in that time.  I am pleased to say I managed to get him into a nice Bass of 3 1/2lb Which he was delighted with. For those that missed my lessons post here it is here http://fishingtails.co.uk/?cat=80

 

James’s 3 1/2lb Bass on lures

 

 

 

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