The far end of Swanage Pier is a popular spot to relax and have a day’s angling, with glorious views of the Isle of Wight.

Swanage anglers are leading the way by using special 'Fishing line bins' which have been installed on the Pier for anglers to discard their unwanted line. The SeaClean bins help a variety of sealife that was being affected by lost fishing line. These ranged from entangled crabs and seafan corals [soft corals], to injured seabirds and seals.

The SeaClean project, run by Dorset Wildlife Trust, aims to reduce the amount of line entering the marine environment, where it could last for more than 600 years. SeaClean bins are monitored and emptied by volunteers and can be found at various locations in Dorset

Fishing Rates:

Adult    £7.50 - Half Day Rate from 12.00 pm £4.00
Junior  £3.00

Please act responsibly and respect our Code of Conduct whilst fishing and crabbing. Download these leaflets for more details:

Fishing Code of Conduct
Responsible Crabbing

The Tide
Please consult the tide tables before planning your fishing trip. You can find the current tide times at the bottom of the page.

Species Caught
Wrasse, Pout, Pollock, Bass, Dogfish, Garfish, Mackerel

Swanage & District Angling Club

For membership and competition enquiries please contact Swanage Angling Centre, 6 High Street, Swanage, BH19 2NT Telephone 01929 424989