The fishing was pretty much killed by the May water over the weekend. It was not too bad down te Portland end of the beach on saturday. My mate Paul got out for  af ew hours and had a short but hectic session. landing a couple of Bass, some Smoothound a Ray and even a small Bream. I went to the same mark yesterday only to be greeted with horrible greeny brown water, that just killed the fishing. All I saw was one guy bring in a couple of mackerel. Leo and his 5 mates from Poole fished  Ferrybridge for 8 hours and only managed 2 Mackerel, 1 Herring and this little pup between them.

baby smoothy


Reports from the Western end were pretty much the same .

Sea Conditions: 

Water temperature 10.7*c.

Chesil Beach: Calm . The water is pretty coloured with May water all along the beach now.

Portland: calm with coloured water.

Portland Harbour: Wavelets and clear.

Weymouth Bay: Calm and clear.

Chesil Beach forecast: Don’t expect too many Mackerel to get caught in the murky conditions. Rays and Smoothound seem less effected by the May water. Night tides are producing Pout and Dogfish as usual.

Portland: Although the visibility is not great the Wrasse are still feeding happily. No so for the Pollock, they seem to have moved off as well. I will have a go down there this evening to see if there are any around dusk.

Portland Harbour: I was amazed to see so many people fishing in amongst the wind surfers and kites along Hamm beach at the weekend. Despite the windsurfer traffic they did manage some School Bass ad Flounders on Ragworm.

Weymouth Bay: This area has not been so badly effected by the may water yet. No great reports of anything special from there but the Stone Pier continues to produce lots of different species.

Guiding & Lessons: If you are looking for Bass guiding in Dorset or any other guiding, then I am opening up the diary again for the next 6 months. Now that they fish have started to show, I should have some good sessions.  Have a look on the guiding link at the top of the page or drop me an email for more details to

Related Posts