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Degradable line
« on: February 03, 2014, 07:21:53 AM »
We don't want it.  I was out at a fishing spot yesterday and spotted a length of braid in s tree and decided I would collect it later.

Shuffled through the grass for a few more casts and had some mono wrapped around my feet.

When I was heading for home I gathered it all up.  The mono had the carcass of a magpie tangled in it, died of starvation.

Every piece of line we see lying around will last forever if it doesn't get caught in a bushfire and every piece will finally catch a wader, duck, pelican or lizard.

It took me about 2 minutes to gather it up and took no room in my pocket.

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Re: Degradable line
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2014, 03:48:18 PM »
I agree completely Gordon!  :youbeauty     It doesn't take much just to pick up line/rubbish and take it home with you, even if it's not yours!

I fish and snorkel Peel Island (Moreton Bay) a fair bit and it's crazy how much braid and mono I see tangled up in the reef when snorkelling especially! I know I often lose line and jig heads to snags and bustoffs but wherever possible I try to collect as much of the line as I can.

It's also a good idea to teach kids the importance of cleaning up during and after fishing trips. Years ago I used to fish a lot with a mate and his dad near rainbow beach. When the dad was finished with the squid or pillies packet he'd throw them over the side as tho it didn't matter. Wasn't much I could do about it back then cause I was so young and it wasn't my boat, but when I got my own boat and the mate started coming with me we very quickly set the rules about NOT throwing rubbish in the water!

Just a good habit to get into and for little effort!

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Re: Degradable line
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2014, 05:01:27 PM »
Good topic and one that most boaties become victims of, late last year I must have spent 30 minutes while drifting dangerously close to a shallow reef off big woody trying to untangle a prop full of floating mono line, so yeah no good for native wild life and because of irresponsible people this can also put people’s life in jeopardy, So easy to dispose of one’s waste properly, Thanks Gordon for bring up this topic. Bluey55.

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Re: Degradable line
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2014, 08:57:06 PM »
That's scary, swimming amongst snagged line. I did some diving many years ago and that wasn't a factor back then.

Well I guess we are the ones above water and on site and always carrying the tools to be able to clean up the mess.  Hope we are appreciated.

Thanks for the comments fellas.
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Re: Degradable line
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2014, 09:47:56 PM »
Over summer when I often take the kids down to the river near here. We often pick up other peoples rubbish....fishing line, bait packets, beer cans/bottles, even shitty nappies, tampons and once found a needle. Idiots who block tracks when they park their lowered commodores in the middle of a track that should be 4X4 only (or higher car at least).

I sometimes wonder why I've worked to keep places like this open to the public.....

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Re: Degradable line
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2014, 11:05:29 PM »
feel your pain i am forever picking up cr@p around the water, and think every piece of fishing line that kills an animal can be used by the greenies against fishos

 

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