Talk about Rubbish...
|It's everywhere, on the streets, in the hedgerows even on the bank-side.|
How many times have you been to a Pond or stretch of River and found that someone has been fishing before you? What are the signs? Hopefully a bit of spilt groundbait, escaped maggots, or fresh footprints. More often the case, especially on the popular day-ticket waters, it is a left over ground-bait bag, crisp packet, luncheon meat or corn tin and don't forget the yards of 'lost' line.
There's no excuse for leaving it, we sort our gear out the night before, pack everything into the box, bag and holdall and arrive with it: so there must be space for it to go back home with us. After-all who else will pick it up and dispose of it for us?
On a regular occurrence the 'Anti angling' fraternity attack anglers in the Press, often showing dead or injured birds entangled in discarded fishing line.
Take a look at this copy of a page within PETA's (People for the ethical Treatment of Animals) anti-angling site Click Here
It's the usual case of the minority who give the majority a bad name. But when it comes to the crunch, the Anti's, the Press and the general public don't distinguish between the responsible and the irresponsible - the finger is pointed at us all. So what can we do?