Just been down to Chesil and it looks amazing. Lots of dirty water and a large surf line, but there is hardly any wind. Perfect conditions. Just waiting for the tackle shop to get its bait delivery and I will be hitting the beach for a few hours.Still struggling with my Mac, but I have managed to get this forecast put together. To be honest you have not missed too much, what with the fairly high winds making Chesil very difficult to fish. Rock and boat fishing has been pretty much the same, but I did have a quick fish around Sandsfoot late yesterday afternoon and managed to raise a few Bass on my favourite surface lures. It is great to have spent a whole day working on some of the loveliest stretches of West Country rivers then finish the day with an hours Bass fishing. The wind is due to settle down for a the weekend so I am hoping to get out on my friends boat on Sunday and if I am lucky I might get out for a few hours lure fishing on Saturday.
Water Temperature: 15.1*c Weymouth High Tide: 10.15pm, 1.87m
Wind: SW 11mph
Chesil Beach: A long surf run off and quite rough. The water is dirty
Portland: A large swell of almost 2m all around Portland with coloured water.
Portland Harbour: Wavelets with slightly coloured water.
Weymouth Bay: Fairly calm but the water is still coloured coloured.
Chesil Beach forecast: With the water well and truly stirred up there is the chance of Bass and Cod. Mackerel will be very difficult to catch, but I expect to See Gurnard, Plaice, Dogfish and Pout. Garfish will be present very close to the shore. Best bait today has to be Fresh Black Lugworm, Hermits and Peeler crab. Mackerel strips for the Garfish. Some lovely Sole and Plaice have been caught towards Cogden over the past few seeks.
Portland: A few Bass and plenty of Pollock and Garfish have come from around the Bill. The coloured water is ideal for the Bullhus. Not very many Wrasse are staying close to the shore, most seem to have moved out to more stable waters. The next few weeks will see the smaller Wrasse move off to deeper water, leaving the big girls. The best time to target Big Wrasse is during November. Use Velvet Swimmer crabs with the backs removed.
Portland Harbour: Given the amount of Bass that attacked my lure yesterday, I must be doing something right, and there must be plenty of fish there. I also noted that there was a lot of Mullet activity. There are still some Gilthead in the Harbour.
Boat & Kayak fishing: With the winds dropping most of the Charter fleet should be out today and certainly will be over the weekend. Many of them are reporting great catches of Plaice and Bream from around the Shambles. The weather should be ok for small boats and Kayaks to get out into Portland Harbour. I expect the harbour entrances to fish well for Bass, Pollock and Rays, with the odd Cod showing.
Guiding: I have only got a few slots available for October now and they will almost all be for the best of the bass fishing. As I mentioned earlier there will be a very few Cod or bait fishing days in October and will be based around what I believe are the best tides. I am taking bookings for both Bass and bait guiding sessions for November. Don’t miss out on the best months fishing. These can be tailored to your requirements including mixed days of bait and lure fishing. Drop me an email for more details [email protected]