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Hello,

I'm new to the forum and new to sea fishing (been a general coarse angler for many years). I live in weymouth and am taking a friend fishing for a few mackerel this evening. Hoping to use some lures or float with makerel strips on pretty light tackle. Has anyone got any ideas on where the mackerel are showing at the moment or are we wasting our time? I have a car and can travel a bit. Well pleased to have found this forum and the stuff on returning mackerel was very useful.

Cheers

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Hello,

I'm new to the forum and new to sea fishing (been a general coarse angler for many years). I live in weymouth and am taking a friend fishing for a few mackerel this evening. Hoping to use some lures or float with makerel strips on pretty light tackle. Has anyone got any ideas on where the mackerel are showing at the moment or are we wasting our time? I have a car and can travel a bit. Well pleased to have found this forum and the stuff on returning mackerel was very useful.

Cheers

Welcome to the forum.

 

A very good spot for mackerel (feathering at least) is Ferry Bridge car par park - pretty much anywhere along the stretch of chesil adjacent to the car park is good.

 

If you are float fishing then the stone pier is also a good spot - I've had quite a few table sized fish from there including mackerel. Try Portland harbour side between half way & two thirds of the way down. Most people rush right down to the end of the pier, but I've seen more caught not so far down.

Also the east side of the stone pier looking towards the pavilion can also be good for spinning (spinning the other side can be precarious because of the amount of rocks & snags)

Also worth trying fishing on the bottom for flat fish on the east side as well as it's smooth & sandy.

 

Chesil cove can also be a good spot

 

Mackerel are definitely about - I've seen plenty being caught already

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Welcome to the forum.

 

A very good spot for mackerel (feathering at least) is Ferry Bridge car par park - pretty much anywhere along the stretch of chesil adjacent to the car park is good.

 

If you are float fishing then the stone pier is also a good spot - I've had quite a few table sized fish from there including mackerel. Try Portland harbour side between half way & two thirds of the way down. Most people rush right down to the end of the pier, but I've seen more caught not so far down.

Also the east side of the stone pier looking towards the pavilion can also be good for spinning (spinning the other side can be precarious because of the amount of rocks & snags)

Also worth trying fishing on the bottom for flat fish on the east side as well as it's smooth & sandy.

 

Chesil cove can also be a good spot

 

Mackerel are definitely about - I've seen plenty being caught already

Thanks for the advice. I live very close to ferrybridge so we may well give it a go there.

cheers

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