ANGLERS have been out in their droves over the closed season, helping to clear litter and other dumped waste items from waterways across the country.
On one such clean-up that took place on the Exeter Canal and River Exe, Angling Times’ own Dominic Garnett teamed up with local clubs, volunteers and Angling Trust Environment Manager, Dr Emily Smith, to help remove a huge amount of rubbish, everything from shopping trolleys to blocks of cannabis resin.
Dr Smith is leading the Trust’s Anglers Against Litter campaign and is urging more anglers to get involved with river clean-ups.
“If we all act together to do our bit, we can make a huge difference,” she said.
“A lot of the environmental work in angling goes unnoticed, so it’d be great if we could show the sport in a better, truer light.”