OK I can only apologise once again for not putting up the daily forecast, but it looks like my Mac may have finally given up on me. There is one glimmer of hope, one kind reader seen my earlier plea and has offered help by providing technical assistance from his IT Engineer who is sending me the software that will hopefully fix the problems I have been having. I do hope it is software related and not hardware. Anyway enough about my problems and lets talk about what’s happening with the fishing.
The past weekend has been amazing on the beach. I can not remember a start to the Cod season as good as this and so early. It is not just Cod that have been caught. The number of fantastic fish that have been landed recently is staggering. Huge Red Mullet and Trigger Fish, Pollock and enormous numbers of Whiting.
Personally I have had the best week of the year so far. I have landed 15 species on both lures and bait. The lure fishing has been amazing with 76 Bass, and well over a 100 other fish almost all of them have been caught on Seaspin lures with the Pro-Q and the jointed Binginu 105bui being my top for this week.
Hopefully I will be able to break some exciting news in the next few days, so watch this space for more details.
Water Temperature: 14.3*c Weymouth High Tide: 1.29pm, 1.69m
Wind: NE 8mph
Chesil Beach: Calm but with a small swell. The water is clear.
Portland: Calm and clear water
Portland Harbour: Calm and clear water.
Weymouth Bay: Calm but the water is still holding colour from the river water.
Chesil Beach forecast: People are so switched on to the Cod at the moment that they are forgetting about the other species that are around. All along the beach there is lots and lots of Mackerel, Garfish and Bass. The Plaice have moved down to the Weymouth and Portland end of the beach an can be caught with Bream and Trigger fish. Smoothound are picking up Peeler Crab baits intended for Cod and the odd Conger to 35lb have been making appearances. Larger baits work better at this time of year as the fish are trying to put on as much weight as they can. Use single hook clipped down rigs to get as much distance as you can for all species with the exception of the Bass and Garfish.
Portland: Wrasse. Pollock, Garefish, Mackerel and Bass all coming to lures and Mackerel strips fished on a float.
Portland Harbour: With smaller tides the harbour does not seem to fish as well. You may still get the odd Flounder and Bass but it would not by my first choice for a few days.
Weymouth Bay: Stone and Pleasure Pier will produce some nice fish and you never know what it will throw up. Garfish, Pollock, Mackerel and Bass plus Flounder and Wrasse. The water inside the harbour is too dirty for any Mullet fishing. I hada walk along Preson beach and the water is dirty but calm at the Bowleaze end. This would be a good option for a Ray or early Whiting.
Guiding: A rare chance of a guiding session on both Saturday and Sunday of this weekend have come up.. I have a couple of more sessions available in October mainly for Bass fishing but I might be persuaded to do a bait session for Cod or a late Plaice. As I mentioned earlier there will be a very few Cod or bait fishing days in October and will be based around what I believe are the best tides. I am taking bookings for both Bass and bait guiding sessions for November. Don’t miss out on the best months fishing. These can be tailored to your requirements including mixed days of bait and lure fishing. Drop me an email for more details firstname.lastname@example.org