The tides are pretty small today, which means that your chances of picking up Plaice, Dabs and Sole are going to be increased as these fish travel around looking for food, rather than just sit there and wait for it to come to them. However it is not so good for species such as Smoothound, that like the fast slowing water that a Spring tide brings.

Wind forecast N 15mph switching to SW 10mph

Water Temperature: 13*c                 Weymouth High Tide: 1.32pm, 1.48m

Sea Conditions:

Chesil Beach: Calm with a slight swell. Water is still coloured and there is a bit of weed in Chesil Cove

Portland Bill: 0.8m Swell but generally calm. Water clarity is better than Chesil with only a slight bit of colour in the water.

Portland Harbour: Calm, Water clarity is good with a slightly coloured water around Ferrybridge

Weymouth Bay: Calm with good water clarity.

Chesil Beach forecast: Plaice, Dabs and Sole from Cogden and West Bexington. A few Mackerel along the beach, but still fairly hard to catch because of the colour in the water. Lots of Dogfish and Pout during the day and the evening. Wrasse and Pollock from Chesil Cove end of the beach with the odd Bream showing.

Portland: With the water clearing, the Wrasse will move back in closer and be feeding again. This is an ideal time to target them on soft plastic lures, blues, gold and reds will be the best colours in these conditions. Plenty of Pollock expected with white Sidewinders being the top lure. Both species will also take float fished Ragworm.

Portland Harbour: Small tides do not work so well for the Bass. It is a case of moving round till you find them, then they should not move to far if they find a food source Plenty of flounders showing from Hamm beach and along the beach road. Plenty of Mullet in around the yacht marina.

Weymouth Bay: Preston end of the beach has produced some Ray and Bass over the weekend, so there is no reason it wont continue to do so. Lots of Thin and Thick lipped Mullet in the harbour. Now the fresh water is not coming in so much they will be a bit easier to target. Use a small Mepp baited with a single size 6 hook with Ragworm for the Thin Lips.


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