I am finally back in the UK after two weeks of travelling and fishing in Canada and Brazil. I still have the next two days of filming to get through before I can get back to guiding and keeping you all up to date with more regular reports on the site. It is amazing how much things can change in two weeks. When I left there was still quite a few summer species around. Now it seems the storms have pushed them all away and left us with mainly winter species.
The past week has produced quite a few nice Cod and plenty of Whiting, but reports suggest that there is still plenty of Bass around. The beach should settle down quite quickly and be fairly calm for most of the rest of the week, but with Northerly winds forecast for most of that time it is going to be pretty cold.
Water Temperature: 11.6*c Weymouth High Tide: 5.23pm, 2.0m
Wind: NW 15mph
Chesil Beach: Currently unfishable with waves of over 4m and lots of weed in Chesil Cove
Portland:Very rough on the West side of the island and a large swell on the East.
Portland Harbour: Wavelets with poor water clarity.
Weymouth Bay: Calm with dirty water.
Chesil Beach forecast: Unfishable until the swell drops then it should be a Cod fest with a lot of fish looking to hoover up the food that has been distrurbed. Big baits especailly Peelerc rab and Lugworm will work best.
Portland: With poor water clarity and a big swell it is going to be very difficult to fish Portland. I had planed to fish and film there today, but it looks like a change of venue will be needed.
Portland Harbour: This is one area that may produce some Bass, especially around Ferrybridge and Sandsfoot Castle. Flounder will also be present. Best baits will be Lug worm and Rag worm.
Weymouth Bay: Although the bay will be sheltered today and the see fairly calm there is a lot of fresh water coming out of the harbour that will have a negative effect on the fishing. The further away from the harbour you can fish the better your chances. Large fish baits or Lug worm fished around Bowleaze Cove may produce a Ray or Bass. Smaller baits will attract Whiting.
Guiding: I am taking bookings for both Bass and Cod guiding sessions for December. If last year was anything to go by then the Bass fishing should still be good up until early January. 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