Just a quick update this morning as I am going out on Offhore Rebel, wreck fishing out of Weymouth
Wind forecast SW 10mph, current wind is SW 5mph.
Sea conditions: Wavelets, with very little swell. Water is clear on Chesil and around the Portland rock marks but coloured in Portland Harbour., Kimmeridge has patches of coloured water with clear water of the deep water marks. Temperature 10.6*c (it is rising quickly now)Weymouth high water 9.24pm 2.3m high.
Chesil Beach forecast: Mackerel in good numbers all along the beach. Abbotsbury has produced some very big plaice in excess of 5lb over the past few days, but the big tides will mean the feeding times are going to be limited. Still some nice Rays being landed at Hive with the chance of a Bass in close. It seems that the Smoothounds have not really graced us with their presence this weekend, with only a few being reported.
Portland: Plenty of Pollock and Wrasse falling to lures. When the tides start to drop back the Bill should be a good place to try for a Bass on lures. A few Garfish are starting to show on float fished Mackerel strips. Keep your hooks small, size 4 to 6 and fish only about 8 inches down.
Portland Harbour: Water has cleared now, so if you are looking to target some Bass on lures then give Sandsfoot Castle a go over highwater
Kimmeridge Bay: Perfect conditions for Bass and Mullet on lures and fly fishing. The big tides wash the maggots out of the seaweed. The fish are at very close range. A maggot imitation fly for the Mullet, and a surface lure such as a Z-Claw, Patchinko or a Gunfish. If you want to go sub surface then keep it shallow with a Feed Shallow of Sasuke.
Boats: The Weymouth charter fllet have had a very good weekend with plenty of Plaice from the Shambles and some good Pollock and Cod from the wrecks.