Water temperature 17.6*c.
Chesil Beach: Choppy with 1m swell, with the odd 1.5m wave at times, the water is clear
Portland: 1m swell with clear water
Portland Harbour: Wavelets and clear water
Weymouth Bay: Calm with clear water
Chesil Beach forecast: The current Northerly wind, is not the most ideal of winds as it blows straight across the beach. It is a bit rougher in Chesil cove, producing better conditions for Bass. Further along the beach there is a good chance of Bream ad Trigger Fish from the Ferrybridge area. The Sole fishig has dropped off for the past couple of days, but Plaice and Gurnard are still being caught at Abbotsbury and West Bexington.
Garfish and Mackerel should be plentiful and can both be caught on lures or float fished Mackerel.
Portland: This evening should be good for a Pollock at dusk. Chances of Wrasse on soft plastic lures is not high, due to the wind. It is more difficult to control the slow speed of the retrieve required for Wrasse, when the wind is about 14mph. Bait fishing with Ragworm will improve your chances. Night tides will be good at Church Ope for Bass, Dogfish, Pout, Rays and Conger.
Portland Harbour: North Westerly winds are about the worst wind you can get for fishing in Portland Harbour. It blows the bait fish away from most of the accessible areas. Flounder can still be caught in most of the harbour.
Weymouth Bay: There are still loads of Mullet in Weymouth Harbour. Most of them seem to be Thick Lipped, so the best bait for those Mullet is going to be bread. However as they are becoming ever more wary, you might want to think about trying floating dog biscuit. Lots of anglers catch Carp on them in the warmer months, and I have had Mullet on them in the past. It is best to use them on days when they winds are light.
Both the Stone Pier and the Pleasure Pier are producing Mackerel, Scad, Pollock and Garfish to float fished strips of Mackerel. Use Ragworm to tempt the Wrasse from all along the pier.
Guiding & Lessons: Despite September and October being the best months for lure fishing for Bass, I still have quite a few days left. Have a look on the guiding link at the top of the page or drop me an email for more details to [email protected]