I hope you all had a good weekend of fishing. Looks like it could be a good week with some of the summer species starting to move in on a lot of the marks.
Wind forecast SW 20mph.
Sea conditions: SW wind has put a bit of a chop on Chesil Beach, but the colour has not been effected very much. Water temperature 11.3*c. Weymouth high tide 2.21pm, 1.43m height.
Chesil Beach forecast:Mackerel fishing all along the beach, but they were a bit thin on the ground this past weekend.. Still plenty of Dabs, Flounder and Plaice coming from Abotsbury, Cogden and West Bexington. Smoothound and Rays on an evening tide. The Portland end of Chesil beach has seen the start of the Bream from the Landing Craft ad Checkpoint. Ragworm tipped with Squid is very good bait for Bream.
Portland: Still a bit coloured but it has cleared enough to allow the Wrasse to be able to seem the bait. Float fish work for Wrasse and Mackerel for the Pollock or try using white Sidewinder lures for everything including Bass. May is one of the best months for Big Conger Eels after dark. Heavy hear and large fish baits from Marks such as Blacknor and Chine often produce great results.
Portland Harbour and Weymouth Bay: Flounder, Bass, Mullet and a few Garfish can be caught all around Portland harbour. Preston end of Weymouth Beach could well produce Ray and Smoothound tonight. Crab for the hounds and Sandeel for the Rays. Easy fishing from Weymouth Piers will produce a lot of different species including Wrasse, Pollock, Pout and even some small Bream.
Boats: Most charter boats got out today and plenty of nice fish were landed over the weekend