The Royal Adelaide and the Landing
These sites are situated close together
and are accessed from the main car park serving the Chesil
Beach Centre just past the Ferrybridge as you leave the
mainland on the road to Portland. You have to pay at all
times (day & night!) to park here.
Trigger Fish can be caught
over both wrecks in the summer. Both wrecks are local hot
spots for Trigger Fish, they are best fished for with crab
baits but will take just about anything. Local divers hand
feed them with mussels. When fishing for them use strong
size 1 hooks to 35lb snoods as they have very sharp teeth.
Landing Craft - 50 35.66N; 02
For the landing craft site park at
the far end of the car park (marked with a red arrow in the
picture) and walk directly across towards the sea. When you
reach the top of the shingle bank ensure that you are still
in line with the end of the car park and then walk straight
down to the sea. This is the site of an American landing
craft that was in a storm during a training exercise in
World War 2.
The Royal Adelaide
Kev the fish website -
To find the wreck, park at Ferry Bridge car park and walk
out towards the right hand side. Once on top of the shingle
bank, line up the 3rd lamp post to the left of the car park
entrance, with the light on top of the end of the left hand
breakwater arm (Bincleaves), in Portland Harbour, this
should put you about ten paces away from a concrete block.
Once you have done this, walk ten
paces towards the Bridging camp, then turn and walk straight
down to the water. This should put you directly in front of
the wreck. During the summer plenty of divers use this wreck
for diving on, so if they are going into the water right
next to you, you know you are in the right place. Always ask
the divers what they have seen, as this information could
Other species of fish known to be on
the wreck are large Pollack, Ballan Wrasse and Conger Eel.