Monday, 19 February 2007

Chesil Beach, Dorset

Chesil, from the hill at Abbotsbury, Portland in the distance.

Chesil Beach is a huge shingle bank that runs for eighteen miles from Portland in the East, to West Bay in the West. One of the premier fishing spots in Britain that can be fished at all states of the tide.

Fishing spots are, from east to west, Chesil Cove, Masonic Car Park, the Oil Tanks, Ferry Bridge, Abbotsbury, West Bexington, Cogden,
Burton Bradstock, Freshwater and West Bay.
Chesil Beach is very dangerous when there is a southerly or southwesterly blow and a big sea running.
For real-time wave information see
Anything over 1.5m wave height on the green line will be too much for novices, anything over 2m can be dangerous even for experienced anglers.


Anonymous said...

Fished at West Bexington at low tide for 2 hours, early afternoon, using 4 feathers. 4 mackeral caught all of good size. Too crowded to really enjoy! Pollocks.

Flattiebasher said...

Kieth, I met you last week at Mumbles Pier. Thought I'd contact you about Chesil Beach. My club will be coming to chesil from South Wales on 16/9/07. Any advice would be appreciated. Areas to avoid (competitions etc), areas to try. We'll be there at about 8:30 to 9:00am so if you could look at the tide and pass on some advice I'd be very grateful.
e-mail is as follows

Anonymous said...

Just heading off to camp on the beach and try for a few mackerel using feathers - will report back tomorrow with the results. Wish me luck!

Rhys said...

nice site!
Have a look at my blog on chesil and portland fishing.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for a great site
I fish west bay most of the time as I live in Bridport, I've had some nice fish 4 good size Bass on mackerel heads and sandeel lots of Mackerel and Garr and some good size Pollock. Eype has got me Black Bream (but that was only the once). Well keep up the good work, hope to catch you on the bay one day.

Anonymous said...

I've just lost my watch, a lady's citizen silver Eco, on Cogden beach, or on the gravel track down, before 9 am this morning.

If anyone notices it, finds it, or hears of it would you please ring me on 01305 871267

Thank you