Lovely day today and it is forecast for much the same for the next few days. I am afraid if you are looking to go Mackerel fishing on Chesil today you are going to struggle. The water is still pretty silted and needs a few more hours to settle down. It should be ok by this evening and should fish well over the weekend.
Water Temperature: 17.7*c Weymouth High Tide: 7.44pm, 2.33m
Wind: NW 10mph
Chesil Beach: A bit of colour in the water and lots of weed around still, but the sea is calming down quickly and the colour should drop out just as quickly with the larger tides today.
Portland: A swell of just under 1m will give some nice conditions, just be careful of the rouge wave that will come along every 10 minutes or so.
Portland Harbour: Calm and Clear
Weymouth Bay: Calm and clear water.
Chesil Beach forecast: With a dropping sea and plenty of food in the water, it could be very good days fishing with most species being caught. Bream and Gurnard as well as Smoothound and Bass from the Portland end of Chesil. Plaice, Dabs and Gurnard from Abbotsbury and West Bexington. I would expect to see Dogfish and Pout caught during the day as well as in the evening. Mackerel may prove to be a lot more difficult to get until the water clears.
Portland: Wrasse should move back in and feed aggressively, as should the Pollock and Garfish. Float or lure tactics work best on Portland especially around the Bill unless you don’t mind large tackle losses.
Portland Harbour: This is a good mark if you fancy some shelter. Both bait and lure fishing will produce Bass from all along the area from Ferrybridge to Sandsfot sailing club. Peeler Crab will be the best bait, but Ragworm will take fish. If you want to lure fish then you need to use either a Savage Gear Cannibal Shad or Sandeel and fish them just fast enough so that they don’t hit the bottom. Alternativly and my favourite lure for the shallow water around there is an IMA Komomo II which has a wonderful wiggle even when fished slowly. It fishes just under the surface making it an ideal lure where the water is shallow and there is a lot of weed. A simple straight forward retrieve is all you need to make this lure work.
Weymouth Bay: Preston beach will be packed with holiday makers getting the last of the summer holiday sunshine, so it will be a night time only venue, that should produce some Bass and Rays. Both the Stone Pier and the Pleasure Pier will produce fish today. Float fish Mackerel or Ragworm for Wrasse, Pollock Garfish and Mackerel.
Boat & Kayak fishing: . I am organising a 5 hour boat trip on Tuesday the 4th of September so if you want to join me then drop me an email to [email protected] The cost is £25 for the trip. Rods and Reels can be hired for £10 if you don’t have your own, but numbers are limited for the tackle.
I might take my Kayak out this afternoon into Portland Harbour in the search of some Gilthead Bream and Bass.
I have a few slots available in September for guiding and one to one sessions. These can be tailored to your requirements including mixed days of bait and lure fishing. Drop me an email for more details [email protected]
Weymouth fishing festival this weekend. Weymouth Angling Society are hosting the annual Weymouth fishing festival over the next two weekends. This weekend is the shore festival. Fishing is on Saturday and Sunday, though these are separate competitions so it is not necessary to fish both days. Fishing is from 4pm-10pm on each day. Sign on is in the Weymouth Angling Society club house. For more details look at the following link //www.weymouthanglingsociety.com/festival.html