Chesil Beach is seventeen miles long and is known by its access points: starting from the Portland end, there is the cove at Chiswell, followed by the Masonic Hall, then Ferry Bridge, Bridging Camp. East Fleet, Moonfleet, Langton Herring, Abbotsbury, West Bexington, Cogden, Hive Beach and finally West Bay.

East Fleet, Moonfleet and Langton Herring require the use of a boat to cross the Fleet Lagoon, although land owners are making it increasingly difficult to cross their land. A boat would also be useful for the Bridging Camp so as to save that romp along the beach.

Recent Catch Reports


 In the last day or two Plaice finally seem like they are here. We’ve had reports from three individual trusted sources that multiple Plaice have been caught off Chesil Beach Thursday and Friday this week. All this calm, warm weather finally seems to be paving a way for some decent fishing.

However, it should be noted that less experienced anglers have been struggling a little and it very much seems to be the case that you need to be in the right spot for the Plaice, generally on a patch of clay or if you’ve got a good cast.

Still no reports of Mackerel just yet, but we have heard white bait has been seen close to the shore, so Mackerel can’t be too far behind, If this calm weather holds up you can probably expect to see them sometime next week. 

As always, stay safe and tight lines.