A breezy start to the day, but as the wind is from the NW it will be fairly easy to find shelter on the beach.
Wind forecast NW 20mph dropping to NW 15mph later
Sea conditions: A bit of a chop on Chesil and in Portland Harbour Water temperature 11.2*c. Weymouth high tide 3.35pm, 1.5m height.
Chesil Beach forecast:Mackerel fishing all along the beach, but they were a bit thin on the ground this past weekend.. Still plenty of Dabs, Flounder and Plaice coming from Abotsbury, Cogden and West Bexington. Smoothound and Rays on an evening tide. The Portland end of Chesil beach has seen the start of the Bream from the Landing Craft ad Checkpoint. Ragworm tipped with Squid is very good bait for Bream.
Portland: Still a bit coloured but it has cleared enough to allow the Wrasse to be able to seem the bait. Float fish work for Wrasse and Mackerel for the Pollock or try using white Sidewinder lures for everything including Bass. May is one of the best months for Big Conger Eels after dark. Heavy hear and large fish baits from Marks such as Blacknor and Chine often produce great results.
Portland Harbour and Weymouth Bay: Flounder, Bass, Mullet and a few Garfish can be caught all around Portland harbour. Preston end of Weymouth Beach could well produce Ray and Smoothound tonight. Crab for the hounds and Sandeel for the Rays. Easy fishing from Weymouth Piers will produce a lot of different species including Wrasse, Pollock, Pout and even some small Bream.
Boats: The Kayak fishing competition held in Swanage Bay on Saturday was a huge success, it was won with 5 different species