The jetty was originally to provide fuelling for flying boat services, the tank storage was where the car park now is; brackets to hold the fuel pipes can still be seen on the side of the pier although the pipes are long gone.
It is fairly shallow water and the target species will be flounder and bass. Small species such as blennies and gobies can be caught from the pier, you will lose tackle as the bottom is snaggy, if float fishing, mackerel and black bream can be caught if you are lucky in the summer. There have been reports of Gilthead Bream being caught in this area. Sand smelt shoal under the structure, they can be easily caught on small hooks and make a good livebait for bass iff free-lined or fished under a float. Recent reports mention turbot being caught here.
Use light tackle, small hooks ( size 2 or 4 ) and ragworm for bait, for float fishing a small sliver of the silver belly of a mackerel or a small sandeel work best.
The nearest tackle shop is close by, Castaways 01202 674596 in Coles Avenue ( by the junction with Lake Road ) has parking on the forecourt or on the road outside, they sell good ragworm, or Poole Sea Angling Centre near Poole Quay.
A child friendly venue although some areas of the pier have no guard rails.
Tide times for Lake Pier for the next 7 days