Anglers join Great British Spring Clean in the fight against litter

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The Angling Trust has pledged its support for the Great British Spring Clean, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, which will take place from the 25th March – 10th April.

The campaign aims to raise awareness of litter and is encouraging the public to roll up their sleeves and pick up as much litter as they can over the next two weeks.

To support this year’s Great British Spring Clean, the Angling Trust is inviting the angling community to help remove litter from their nearby river, lake and beach.

Through our Anglers Against Litter initiative, we are encouraging anglers to make a pledge to Take 5 every time they go fishing – something that every angler can do to make a difference. By spending five minutes to pick up litter, or simply taking five pieces of litter home after they have been fishing, anglers will remove a huge amount of litter from the environment and protect fish and wildlife from harm.

If you are part of a club or fishery, organise a litter pick and share your photographs with us through our website using the hashtag #anglersagainstlitter.

Emily Smith, Angling Trust Environment Manager said:

“We encourage everyone to get involved in the Great British Spring Clean which gives the opportunity for the angling community to take coordinated action to tackle litter and showcase the efforts that us as anglers make throughout the year to help to protect our aquatic environments. Every small action adds up, and collectively over these two weeks, we can make a huge difference to remove harmful litter from the environment.”

Anglers can also help to be part of the solution, rather than the pollution, by recycling their old line and spools through the Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme.

To find out more about the Anglers Against Litter campaign and other ways to support action to tackle litter, visit the Angling Trust website. The Anglers Against Litter campaign is delivered in partnership with the Environment Agency and funded from fishing licence income.

Links:

Keep Britain Tidy Great British Spring Clean

Angling Trust’s Anglers Against Litter campaign

Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme



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