Great weather for February, I caught about two dozen small pouting and four lesser spotted dogfish. I used light bass rods with fixed spool reels, 10lb line, 3 ounce leads and size 2 hooks on 2' long running ledger traces. Bait was ragworm and fresh herring from the supermarket. I was hoping to catch a sole or a dab.... but no such luck.
A child friendly venue in fine weather but Chesil Beach can be an evil and dangerous place when there is a strong south-westerly.
There are no facilities here, just gorse bushes,shingle and sand........ and sea.
The walk down to the beach, and the beach itself, is much used by irresponsible dog 'walkers', dog emptiers would be a more apt description .....mind where you walk..... and try not to be too abusive to the dog walkers who, after their dogs have bounded around eating your bait, barking at you and peeing on your tackle box, announce that " he just wants to be friends".
updated 17th August 2010