Hold on, it says fishing not angling. The majority of it will relate to nets etc. Doesn't mean to say anglers are not guilty of some of it, but definetely not all of it.
As I said, anglers are not 100% pure on this, but I was commenting on the original post that seemed to indicate it was all our faults.At Orford Island which is only visited by Anglers, the litter is 100% their fault. I filled a dustbin liner with other peoples rubbish the other day in an area of 10ft around my beach buddy.
Education, education. I would like to see on the spot fines introduced that really hit hard.....sya £250 a pop.
That would certainly make people think more about the impacts of littering....albeit to their own pockets.
When I fished it a while back I filled my tardiss of a cool bag to the brim with mono, bait wrappers and general fishing stuff to take home. It is a disgrace down there.Fished Moelre on Angelsey a week ago, a truly picturesque mark which was piled full of ex larger cans, bait wrappers and miles of mono. Made me hang my head in dis pare, I carted a couple of bag fulls to the waste bin, but it was heaped up 4ft at the side of that !
On the spot fines at certain marks would work a treat, I am sure if they can catch unscrupulous dog owners who let them dump randomly they can issue litter louts with tickets.
If you see rubbish thats not yours and leave it, you are arming the 'ban angling' brigade with a just reason. The summer invariably brings the annual angler out and about with 12 cans of lager and SPar bag of fodder, it doesnt mean we have to stoop to their levels !