Recycled Line Protects Fish

Line used to create otter fencing

Otter fencing

by Angling Times |

A FORWARD-THINKING company has begun using discarded fishing line to help protect carp from otter predation.

Fence posts used in otter fences are usually made from wood, but Steve Carrie, the man behind the firm ReWorked, which creates products from waste plastics that aren’t normally recycled, is using posts made from old line to protect stocks at his fishery in the North East.

The innovative solution is the result of a partnership between Steve and Viv Shears of the Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme. Viv, whose organisation is close to reaching a landmark 10 million metres of recycled fishing line, is delighted with Steve’s work.

“I think it’s awesome to see that something that would once have been a threat to fish and wildlife is now protecting them” he told us.

“It’s like the perfect circle of recycling is complete.”

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