Fishing forecast for Chesil Beach, Weymouth, Portland & Kimmeridge Bay. March 27th 2012

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · March 27, 2012

I have been out and about early this morning to see what the various marks look like, as I am off boat fishing to the West of Portland. If I am lucky I might even have time for a session on Chesil this afternoon.

Wind forecast: E 15mph. Current wind: As forecast, this should give those fishing Chesil Beach some extra distance on their casts.

Sea conditions: lovely and calm, with very clear water on all marks except Portland Harbour, where the water is slightly coloured, 9.3*c Weymouth HW 10.35pm  1.9m high.

Shore fish forecast: Excellent tides today should see more Plaice and Dabs during the day at Abbotsbury, West Bexington and Cogden. Plenty of Dogfish and good numbers of Smoothounds all along the beach 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.

Ray fishing should be good from the Western end of Chesil all the way to Charmouth. Use fresh Mackerel or Sandeel, and you will also have a chance of a Bass now.

Mackerel are around in decent enough numbers now to make it worth while having a go. The early Mackerel shoals often have Herring in amongust them. Use small Sabaki lures that 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. Try Sandsfoot Castle beach.

Kimmeridge Bay will now start to produce some nice Bass, Wrasse and Pollock. Lures are without a doubt the best method for those species on the rocky ledges, but Mackerel, squid and worms will also work.

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, although they have struggled a bit for the past couple of days to get the numbers they were having last week.

Lure fishing on Portland Bill
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2 Responses to "Fishing forecast for Chesil Beach, Weymouth, Portland & Kimmeridge Bay. March 27th 2012"
  1. Avatar Craig Ballard says:

    Hope you have a good day on the boat. Drew a blank last time at Chesil on the portland causeway, but was at the cove end instead, and at at the wrong time with a strong current. I checked out Sandsfoot Castle beach yesterday at low tide to pick out the features. Will return to try for Bass soon. Does tide state matter here, assuming early morning and late evening are best for Bass? What type of lures are best here, assuming surface lures are best to avoid the snags? I am also assuming that a bit of wading may be necessary, though I picked out a mark where there is a metal ladder decending from someones garden which has a feature at about an 60/70 yard cast away. Any tips as never fished here? Also will be trying lure fishing around Portland rocks too which side is best to explore first?

  2. Great attorney information. Thank you for writing this. I will be back to see what other information you post

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