Weather is not brilliant but the tides are better for the next couple of days, with mid size tides always being my favourite.
Wind forecast NW 20mph, dropping off to almost nothing for the weekend.
Sea conditions: It is a little bit rough on Chesil at the moment with a bit of a chop and a long rolling surf of up to 2m high, so be careful ( I will try to video it later). The water is coloured at all marks including the rock marks and Portland Harbour. Temperature 11*c Weymouth high water 11.41pm 1.85m high.
Chesil Beach forecast: Mackerel will be a bit hard to locate today due to the colour of the water, however this should have dropped out quite a lot by tomorrow. Still plenty of Dabs, Flounder and Plaice coming from Abotsbury, Cogden and West Bexington. Smoothound and Rays on an evening tide. The Portland end of Chesil beach has seen the start of the Bream from the Landing Craft ad Checkpoint. Ragworm tipped with Squid is very good bait for Bream. There has also been a large number of Ray from the same mark, which is very unusual. Most fell to Sandeel. The same Sandeels have been taking quite a few Bass all along the beach and with conditions a bit rough today a few more are on the cards.
Portland: With water clarity poor the best chance of a fish from Portland will be Bull Huss on Mackerel from marks such as Blacknor. Dirty water at this time of year often produces some specimen Huss.
Portland Harbour: If you are looking for some shelter from the wind then try Portland Harbour around Sandsfoot Castle. Work baits will take Bass and Flounder.
Boats: A few boats have decided to rough it today, but conditions for the weekend will be good for all boats, large and small as well as Kayak fishing. I had a very good day out on Offshore Rebel on Tuesday, where we ended up with 21 nice Cod a load of decent Pollock and some lucky Bar Steward managed an 18lb Turbot on a Rhubarb & Custard plastic whilst on the Wreck. Well done Jonathon