As you can imagine we get asked lots of questions. Here are a selection of the ones we get on a day to day basis.
- How can I book a place on a charter boat?
What live bait do you stock?
Depending on the time of year and the local weather forecast, we stock fresh Ragworm, fresh Blow Lug, gutted Black Lug, Peeler Crabs, Lobworms and Dendrabenas. We also stock a wide range of frozen bait including whole Mackerel, Mackerel fillet, unwashed Squid, Californian Squid (Calamari), Bluey's and Hermit Crabs.
It is recommended that you book live bait to avoid disappointment. Call on 01305 77771 and a member of staff will be happy to help.
What time do you open?
We open at 6.30am everyday except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.
Where can I fish in Weymouth?
The main fishing hot spots are Chesil Beach, Preston Beach, Portland Bill, Pleasure Pier and the Stone Pier. For more information on each of these destinations, see ourpage.
When and where can I catch Mackerel?
The Mackerel normally arrive in Weymouth during late April or May and stay until September (sometimes October if the temperature stays warm). The best place to catch them is anywhere along Chesil beach or off the two piers (float fishing or spinning only).
Do you need a licence to fish in the sea?
Currently no licence is required to fish in the sea. The only restrictions are on Bass, from January until June there is a complete ban and the rest of the year there is a one Bass per angler per day limit and it must be a minimum length of 45cm. For more information please see our useful information page.
Where is a child-friendly fishing venue in Weymouth?
Around the inner harbour is perfect for crabbing and catching small fish.
What leads do I need to fish Chesil beach?
We recommend fishing with 4oz-6oz leads with breakaway wires. This must be fished with a shockleader (we recommend a shockleader of 60lbs).
What is the best bait for crabbing in the harbour?
Mackerel, squid and sand eels are the most naturally scented bait for crabbing.
- Do you sell tickets to fish Radipole Lake?
Are there Coarse and Carp venues in Weymouth?
Please see ourpage for information on where you can go carp fishing in and around Weymouth.