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Hi All,

I Hope someone can help me... I'm new to the forum scene and been shifted around the Threads!!!! Ive been fishing from Dorset (in the boat) over the last 7 years which has been fantastic. Generally covering the areas from chisel beach / Bexington down to Branscombe with great success and enjoyment. Next year I will be moving the boat to Weymouth / Portland and hoping to cover the areas around Weymouth bay, Portland and towards the East and surrounding areas. Im unsure of the area and would love some advice..

Are there any tide issues in the surrounding areas, or winds / tides which I should look out for!! I would even appreciate knowing the fish species that the chaps East of the Portland lighthouse fish for.. (and tips!!)

Any help or advice would be appreciated.

Cheers.
 

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Shambles drifting for turbot used to be my favourite. In calm settled conditions drifting the race for bass but very dodgy there as can turn nasty pretty quick.
 

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Hi tfoxy,

I've heard the stories! I'll probably need to get familiar with the local tides and conditions before heading out there! I've heard the fishing is pretty good though, have you or do you know anyone who has fished it this year?
 

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I've not been out there for about 3 years now unfortunately. Post on the boat section. Quite a few go out from Weymouth way and have meets too. My knowledge is very limited.
 

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Hi tfoxy,

I've heard the stories! I'll probably need to get familiar with the local tides and conditions before heading out there! I've heard the fishing is pretty good though, have you or do you know anyone who has fished it this year?
Hi Steve
Fishing has been good for Turbot and Brill this year but you are correct to be care full, the Shambles bank and the Portland race need to be treated with respect but can be fantastic fishing on a good weather day, I generly pair up with wreck fisher (we fish every week weather permitting) and this works well for both of us, and once you get to know the regular boats that fish that area you will find we all look after each other. If you wish to know more about fishing this area feel free to send me a a mail.
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The boat meet 2017 thread is still available in the Boat angling afloat section and contains some useful information on the tides, shambles etc.
 

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Hi All,

I Hope someone can help me... I'm new to the forum scene and been shifted around the Threads!!!! Ive been fishing from Dorset (in the boat) over the last 7 years which has been fantastic. Generally covering the areas from chisel beach / Bexington down to Branscombe with great success and enjoyment. Next year I will be moving the boat to Weymouth / Portland and hoping to cover the areas around Weymouth bay, Portland and towards the East and surrounding areas. Im unsure of the area and would love some advice..

Are there any tide issues in the surrounding areas, or winds / tides which I should look out for!! I would even appreciate knowing the fish species that the chaps East of the Portland lighthouse fish for.. (and tips!!)

Any help or advice would be appreciated.

Cheers.
The Portland chase is something you need to research, it's fierce and has a nasty reputation.. Do your research before heading out if you don't know it, might just keep you safe.
 
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