The wind has dropped a bit from yesterdays highs, but Chesil Beach is very rough and looking at it from Chesil Cove this morning it looks too dangerous to fish at the moment. If you are travelling from outside of the area, I would look at alternative venues.
Water Temperature: 9.2*c Weymouth High Tide: 8.42pm, 2.26m
Wind: SW 24mph
Chesil Beach: Rough with waves of over 2m with regular larger waves exceeding 4m. The surf run off is in excess of 15m meaning you are likely to lose you gear as it gets buried into the shingle.
Portland: Very rough on the rock marks on the West of Portland, but Church Ope and other marks on the East will be fishable. The water has a bit of colour in it, but on the whole it is clear.
Portland Harbour: Wavelets with coloured water.
Weymouth Bay: small waves with slightly coloured water.
Chesil Beach forecast: Fish it at your own risk! It is rough and dangerous on the beach and is only going to get worse until much later. It is one of those days that you are better going tomorrow when it calms down a bit and the water is nice and coloured. You will have the chance of the odd Cod and a Bass or two.
Portland: Coloured water and rough conditions make good conditions for large Bull Huss. A large flank of Mackerel is one of their favourite baits. Make sure you use a rotten bottom to avoid losing a good fish. Fishing will be limited to the East side of the Island until conditions on the West calm down a bit.
Portland Harbour: A few Bass have been caught on lures in the harbour around Sandsfoot sailing club and beneath the Rodwell Trail. Flounders can be found in the same area.
Weymouth Bay: Preston Beach will make a safe and sheltered fishing spot today, as should the piers. The Stone Pier has thrown up some nice Pollock in the past couple of days. I also witnessed someone catching a few Garfish on float fished Mackerel strip.
Guiding: Due to the Bass fishing falling off I am only taking bookings for traditional bait fishing sessions for December. I will be targeting Cod, and Whiting from the beach and large Wrasse and Pollock from the shore. I am happy to fit in a few short Pollock and Wrasse lure sessions from the rocks, but these will be limited to 1/2 day or 2 to 3 hour sessions. These can be tailored to your requirements. Drop me an email for more details [email protected]