Just one handful & there was more.

Just one handful & there was more.

Too far to walk up here to the Tangler Bin & dispose of their line responsibly.

Too far to walk up here to the Tangler Bin & dispose of their line responsibly.

Three people spent 20-minutes picking up metres upon metres of discarded fishing line & hooks from the riverbank in the popular fishing area next to the rail bridge at Kendrick Park at Tempe.   Frankly, the dangerous mess was disgusting.

I wish NSW Fisheries & Council Rangers policed fishing along the river.  I’ll bet this sport becomes even more popular in the next 5-years.  Can you imagine the destruction & the visible eyesore if this disregard for the environment is not nipped in the bud?

There are plenty of responsible anglers – it is just the slack people who will ruin it for the many & it is their litter that causes much pain & suffering for wildlife.  It’s not fair to them & it is not fair to the community either.

A few drinks while thye fished.

A few drinks while they fished.

 The riverbank was covered in fishing line, as was the path & the side of the path.


The riverbank was covered in fishing line, as was the path, under the bridge & the side of the path.

A full plastic shopping bag of discarded fishing line & hooks was collected.

A full plastic shopping bag of discarded fishing line & hooks was collected.

A shackled Ibis seen today.  She has only two toes left on one foot, so it looks like she has been injured by fishing line before.

A shackled Ibis seen today. It appears she has only two toes left on one foot, so it looks like she has been injured by fishing line before.  They do feel pain & they do suffer.

Crab pot - I am sure these are illegal.  How many more are hiding, submerged in the river?

Crab pot – I am sure these are illegal. How many more are hiding, submerged in the river?  As it is it is not uncommon to see people digging the mud for crabs.

 

 

 

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