The prevailing South Westerly wind is back and as normal it has brought a load of rain with it, not that the rain will effect the fishing too much, but it will certainly be rough on the beach today. It is a big tide today so if you are parking your car at the visitors centre car park on Chesil, be careful especially down the far end as it is prone to flooding on conditions like today.
Water Temperature: 9.5*c Weymouth High Tide: 7.33pm, 2.28m
Wind: SW 34mph gusting 44mph
Chesil Beach: Rough with waves of over 2m with the occasional one of almost 4m. It is currently still fishable, but as the wind builds this afternoon it will become to dangerous until it starts to drop sometime in the early hours of tomorrow morning.
Portland: Very rough on the rock marks on the West of Portland, but Church Ope and other marks on the East will be fishable. The water has a bit of colour in it, but on the whole it is clear.
Portland Harbour: Wavelets with coloured water.
Weymouth Bay: small waves with slightly coloured water.
Chesil Beach forecast: Fish it at your own risk! It is rough and dangerous on the beach and is only going to get worse until much later. It is one of those days that you are better going tomorrow when it calms down a bit and the water is nice and coloured. You will have the chance of the odd Cod and a Bass or two.
Portland: No lure fishing today, but for those that want to brave it, Church Ope Cove and Chine should fish OK. Always the chance of a decent Pollock and some Whiting to Ragworm tipped with Squid or Mackerel.
Portland Harbour: Big tides may have brought the last of the Bass into the harbour. However the temperature is close to the 9 degree mark, which normally is the indicator that the Bass will move offshore and the larger ones will shoal up to breed.
Weymouth Bay: Preston Beach will be pretty busy tonight with anglers looking for a fix and trying to find shelter and fish. Should be plenty of Whiting coming from there along with the normal Pout.
Guiding: Due to the Bass fishing falling off I am only taking bookings for traditional bait fishing sessions for December. I will be targeting Cod, and Whiting from the beach and large Wrasse and Pollock from the shore. I am happy to fit in a few short Pollock and Wrasse lure sessions from the rocks, but these will be limited to 1/2 day or 2 to 3 hour sessions. These can be tailored to your requirements. Drop me an email for more details firstname.lastname@example.org