Wednesday, 21 February 2007

Swanage, The Banjo Pier

The 'Banjo' Pier, Swanage.

This short stone pier is located opposite the Junction of Victoria Avenue with the seafront. It forms the stormwater outflow from the road drainage system so in times of heavy rain there will be a lot of fresh water entering the sea here. This can attract flounders looking for food washed in by the fresh water. The water off here is shallow and the tide recedes from the end on spring tide lows but a wide range of fish are caught from here, with bass being the prime target. The sea bed is clean sand with very few snags. Some big spider crabs can be caught from here, a niusance for anglers but fun for the kids.
Safe for children, toilets, cafes, takeaways and car parking a short walk away.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello Haddock,
Thankyou for the floats that you gave me at west bay on the west pier, they work great. This is a great site which has taught me a lot. just wanted to say thank you again.

Hope to see you again soon.
Tight lines
Pete. ofa Bridport