Due to fishing on the boat a lot recently, I have not really had the chance to take advantage of the great fishing that has been reported from the shore. I hope to rectify that starting today. I am looking forward to having a go for some Bream and Red Mullet from the Portland end of Chesil Beach and I may even finish the day with a lure session down on Portland Bill for some Pollock. I might even manage a Cod, everyone else seems to be landing them. Here is a Picture of a couple that Pete Smiff landed
Water temperature 17.3 °c.
Chesil Beach: Flat calm and clear.
Portland: Calm and clear
Portland Harbour: calm with clear water
Weymouth Bay: Calm with clear water.
Chesil Beach forecast: You have a really good chance of getting Bream, Gurnard, Mackerel Scad and Cod on Chesil over the next few days. In fact if you were after as many different species as you could get, then I think you could get 10 different ones.
Ray fishing has been very good from Chesil recently, with more Undualtes than ever, as well as Small Eyed and Thornback Rays. Best bait is normally Sandeel or Squid.
Portland: The tides are very good for Wrasse and Pollock fishing. If you fancy trying with some lures around the island then you are likely to get Mackerel, Pollock, Garfish and there is always the chance of a Bass. Church Ope Cove is fishing well, especially at dusk.
Portland Harbour: With the tides increasing in size the harbour should see an increase in the number of Bass around Ferrybridge and the reefs along from Sandsfoot Castle. Lures will always out fish bait for Bass on those marks. There are plenty of Garfish and Mullet around, as well as Scad after dark.
Weymouth Bay: As usual both piers are fishing well for lots of different species. Mackerel and Garfish are around in big numbers and I have heard of reports of large shoals of Mackerel and Scad beaching themselves on Preston Beach. You can be sure that there will be Bass following them.
Guiding: I still have a few slots left between now and October, so if you are interested in lure or bait fishing drop me an email to [email protected]