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Weymouth really does provide the angler with a vast variety of fish species  unmatched by any other resort

The Plaice season has ended-up to be probably the best for many years. Early in the season, during March and April, trips were hampered by unfavourable weather. High winds and excessive rainfall kept the inshore fishing marks very coloured and sport very patchy. Then in mid-July everything changed, there were many trips when upto 30 fish were being taken during one session, quality fish too, the best being recorded onboard weighed 6lb 11oz.

The 'Shambles Bank' provided us with the majority of Plaice with anglers enjoying the occasional welcome bonus of a nice Brill or Turbot and even a Bass.

Portland Race produced it's normal fine quota of specimen Bass, with live sandeel being that essential accessory to your tactics.

Throughout the season, Black Bream gave us some remarkable sport. These 'terriers' of the sea gave a great account for themselves on almost every trip. Anglers employing light-line tactics were catching upto 20 fish each, with the majority of fish over 2lb. The best Black Bream recorded onboard weighed just over 5lb 8oz. Best baits proved to be ragworm tipped with a small slither of squid on a small hook.

Now, at the end of the season, the Whiting have shown on the inshore wrecks, but not in any great quantities. The current weather has prevented the Charter boats from venturing out during most of November, hopefully there will be plenty of fish waiting for us when we can get out there.