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Chesil Cove

Looks like a good weekend ahead.

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · April 24, 2015

The short term forecast is far better than when I looked on Monday. The strong winds that were due to hit late this afternoon are now going to be nothing more than a strong breeze. This combined with small tides, should be ideal for Plaice fishing on Chesil. It seems that the smaller tides are [...]


When the wind is in the East, the fish bite the least!

Leo Toms
  · Leo Toms  · April 20, 2015

As the saying goes “When the wind is in East the fish bite least!” A lot has been written about why fish feed less during easterly winds. For me and the people who fish around Poole. I think it has less to do with fish feeding patterns, and more to do with the problems that [...]

Lump sucker

Good news and Bad news!

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · April 17, 2015

The Good news is, that the Plaice are around in decent numbers now. I was guiding yesterday on one of the nicest days of the year, on a stunning and almost empty Chesil Beach at West Bexington. It did look like most of the anglers we could see were catching Plaice. This was probably down [...]


Bass fishing in Morocco

Dan Konig
  · Dan Konig  · April 14, 2015

Last night I got back from a long awaited trip to Morocco. As with any trip which involves fishing I was well and truly excited for it, however enthusiasm was even higher than normal for this trip for a number of reasons, including some respite from the cold of London and the opportunity to test [...]


Spring Squid

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · April 13, 2015

We normally associate Squid fishing as a winter past time in this area. however having followed Brighton fishing guide, Robin Howard’s diary, I knew that they get a good run of Squid from Brighton in April. This set me thinking that maybe we would get them down in Dorset as well. I then came across [...]

Bass sand

A quiet weekend around Poole

Leo Toms
  · Leo Toms  · April 13, 2015

It was a slow weekend at sandbanks, which goes to prove it fishes almost the opposite of Chesil at this time of year.. The odd half decent plaice was landed early in the mornings. As the wind picked up in the afternoon the fishing died. I had a go myself in the early evening on [...]

Pollock bill

Peeler Crab, a dangerous bait!

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · April 10, 2015

Warning: Peeler Crab can be a danger to your fishing tackle. Let me tell you a story of woe! I decided to get some Peeler Crab from the tackle shop on Wednesday to try for some Plaice and Smoothhound. Stupidly as I was setting up my gear I must have knocked over my box of crabs [...]

Plaice Simon Bristow

In the right Plaice

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · April 9, 2015

The plaice continue to dominate the catches at sandbanks recently. Although that has been weather dependent. With the high winds during the early part of last week the water was the colour of drinking chocolate. No good for plaice fishing at all. However as the weather cleared, the fishing certainly improved, it seems sandbanks could be [...]


Frustrating Fishing

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · April 7, 2015

There has been some lovely fish caught this weekend for some, and for others it has been frustratingly poor. I know many anglers headed to Abbotsbury and West Bexington in search of the Spring Plaice. Unfortuatly more went home empty handed, than caught, including myself. However I never see a blank session as a failure, [...]

Tub Gurnard-2

What fish can you catch in April?

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · April 3, 2015

What can I catch on Chesil in April? It only seems like last week, that I was talking about what might turn up in March. Thankfully I got that forecast spot on, as the Plaice, Herring and early Mackerel showed up pretty much as I thought they would. April on the other hand can be [...]


The underwater world of fishing

Gavin Parsons
  · Gavin Parsons  · April 1, 2015

There is one thing fishermen and scuba divers have in common – fish. We are both fascinated by them. Experienced fishermen know where and when to hunt certain species, but us divers know what they are like underwater, and that trumps everything else. I’m sorry but it does. Fishermen have no idea that a sole covers [...]