Fishing forecast for Chesil Beach, Portland & Weymouth. 31st May 2012

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · May 31, 2012

It has been a bit tough going on Chesil for a few days now, but the Portland rock marks are really fishing well. Spider crabs are a major problem on the beach. Use braid snoods to help prevent them snipping off your snoods, or use floating beads to keep the bait of the bottom.

Wind forecast W 10mph, turning SW 18mph

Water Temperature: 12.5*c                 Weymouth High Tide: 3.39pm, 1.66m

Sea Conditions:

Chesil Beach: Small swell with wavelets; water clarity is good,

Portland Bill: slight swell with wavelets on the West side, calm on the East side; water is  clear.

Portland Harbour: Slightly rippled; water clarity is good but slightly coloured at Ferrybridge.

Weymouth Bay: Calm . Water clarity is good.

Chesil Beach forecast: Lots of Mackerel all along the beach. Chesil Cove seems to be fishing better than Cogden or Abbotsbury at the moment, though it does seem quite tough all along the beach. One or two small Bream will show over the next couple of days, with the odd Gurnard to be expected. Plaice and Ray fishing seem to have died right off, but as the tides pick up more towards the weekend that should improve.

Portland: It seems Portland is the place to be at the moment. It is fishing very well for Pollock, Wrasse and Garfish. Some larger Conger Eels will start to show on night tides.

A nice 3lb Ballan Wrasse caught on a Slug-go from Portland

Portland Harbour: Plenty of Flounder, Mackerel, Mullet and Bass in the harbour. Try the beach next to the sailing academy.

Weymouth Bay: A little bit quiet around the bay at the moment. Plenty of small fish from both piers.

Boat and Kayak. The Weymouth and West Bay charter boats are having great catches at the moment. Still some lovely Plaice and a few Turbot coming off the Shambles. Wreck fishing for Cod and Pollock has been exceptional. Lots of Kayak’s out and about fishing Chesil Cove and Portland Harbour, they are getting plenty of different species.

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