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Portland Harbour viewed
from above the old shooting range. HMS Hood was scuttled
in the nearest opening in the harbour wall to block
enemy submarines from entering. The wreck is now an
excellent fishing location.
Harbour showing the breakwater and Balaclava Bay.
Map of the
The breakwater around Portland
Harbour is usually out of bounds to fishing unless you work in
the port. I have fished it many times and there is excellent
sport to be had. The clean ground inside the harbour produces
all usual harbour species. In the summer there is excellent Bass
and Mackerel fishing. The rough ground on the outside of the
harbour wall is very difficult to fish due to its construction
of huge boulders. There are huge Wrasse, Pollack and Bass on
spinning and float gear. Be careful and use strong tackle as
once a Wrasse grabs the bait and heads back for the rocks there
is little chance of pulling it free. I have lost several good
fish to the rocks.