Fishing forecast for Chesil Beach, Weymouth, Portland & Kimmeridge Bay for the weekend 23rd – 25th March
Oh how I wish I had time to go fishimg all day today. I wont be posting another forecast for the rest of the weekend, as it is pretty much going to be the same conditions until at least Monday.
Wind forecast: SE 5mph. Current wind: SE 12mph
Sea conditions: A little bit of surf with a small ripple. Clear water 9*c Weymouth HW 7.58pm 2.15m high.
Shore fish forecast: Not a bad forecast for today. Although we are on spring tides they are not huge tides. Plaice fishing at West Bexington and Abbotsbury will not be at its best until the slacker water periods, the chance of a Smoothound or two is greatly increased, Peeler Crab or Hermit are the best baits for the hounds and Ragworm tipped with Black Lug or Squid for the Plaice. Or if you can get it Mussels.
Mackerel are around in decent enough numbers now to make it worth while having a go. The early Mackerel shoals often have Herring in amongst them. Use small Sabaki lures tht you would use for Sandeels.
Portland will be a good bet for Pollock and Wrasse. In Portland harbour it is well worth a go on the lures for the first of the Bass, especially as the easterl wind will kick up a bit of a surf in the harbour. Try Sandsfoot Castle beach.
Despite sitings of plenty of Bass on a number of the Kimmeridge marks, they just seem to not be interested in any offerings of either bait or lures. It is likely they are concentrating on the maggots and bugsnin the sea weed.
Easy fishing can be had from Weymouth Stone Pier, with plenty of small species all the way along.
Boat forecast: Excellent chance of fish including Turbot and Plaice if you are out with the Weymouth charter fleet. Despite the larger tides, these guys really know when and where to fish at all stages of the tide. It will be a lot more difficult for those with smaller boats that dont know the area that well.