DORSET FORECAST - JUNE
SHORE: Fish a rising tide in the evenings for the best results at Seatown. Mackerel will show and make excellent bait in darkness for small-eyed ray, dogfish, large pouting and bass. Plaice can show in daylight to worm. Plaice and mackerel will be the main target during the day at West Bexington and Cogden on Chesil Beach. Rsh worm at distance. Mackerel can be caught on the float. Cogden gets you away from the anglers using mackerel feathers because they do not like the walk. Dogfish, pout and poor cod from the Weymouth end. At Portland, wrasse will show from the Pulpit Rock and pollack will be taken from the Cranes section. Wrasse will return to the Purbeck rock marks and there should be a few nice plaice and spotted ray from the Worbarrow Bay sandbar. Bournemouth Piers for flatfish, bass, a few mackerel and black bream. A few plaice and plenty of small bass expected at Southbourne. The first mullet will be caught in Christchurch Harbour with wrasse falling to crab bait at Hengistbury Head groyne. Lots of eels from Mudeford Quay at night on peeler crab. Return all.
BOAT: Wrecking vessels all along the coast will do well for pollack, ling and some good cod. Use artificial eels on a flying collar rig for the best sport, or live sandeel if you can get them. Bottom fishing will produce conger with fresh mackerel, pouting and cuttlefish the top baits for big eel. Boats from Lyme Regis and West Bay should find bull huss, conger and pollack over the reefs, with ray and plaice in faster runs over sand. Weymouth boats will get huge plaice and a few turbot and brill from the Shambles Bank. Pollack, bass and even cod also visit the bank. Big thornback ray can be found on the Adamant bank and conger will be on the move at the Shambles Deep. Ray, pouting, dogfish and conger all show with some tope off the Isle of Purbeck. Poole boats will enjoy some great black bream action and fantastic sport with inshore pollack found off Southbourne. Live sandeel is the top bait and will also pick up any bass that may be present. Most boat anglers however will be waiting for the arrival of smoothhound.