So next summer time be looking at getting our first boat. Quite a way off but interested to hear where people would choose to moor given a choice between these areas. Portsmouth/Southampton is a much closer drive but after a few years charter fishing out of both it seems pretty hit and miss. I've fished out of Poole on a couple of occasions and had good days the twice. Chesil beach seems to get an earlier run and better run of cod every year from what I read up and pages I follow ect. I'm leaning towards having our boat moored around weymouth/Portland.