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#1 GoWithTheFloat

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 05:15 AM

Last weekend I had the chance to get out to one of my favourite spots that I haven't been to in a while.   The fishing was pretty good but unfortunately a bunch of trash was hanging around. . . so  I thought I would do my part.  I know it's not a whole lot but every bit helps and the spot looked a lot better when I left.  The bag is actually a minnow bag that was left on site and I happened to have a set of gloves in my wading jacket.  Probably good to always carry a bag just in case. 

 

I encourage everyone to clean up when you are out and about.  Probably only took me 10 minutes at the end of my day to fill up a bag.  Like any good dead I think the effect is contagious and hopefully the messy people will realize they should clean up after themselves.  I also think a lot of otherwise tidy people justify leaving their garbage when trash is already laying around.   

I can say that anyone from this site that I have gone out with has cleaned up after themselves and I'd like everyone on this site has the same respect.  

 

Cheers. bimmer.

 

 

 

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#2 allan

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 08:19 AM

U are a good man!! I try to do the same when i can...


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#3 NADO

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 10:35 AM

well done sir


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#4 FishingNoob

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 11:16 AM

Nice job, I do the same!


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#5 CanadianAngler87

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 07:37 PM

Nice man, its a good feeling!
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#6 troutddicted

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 08:49 PM

:cool: 


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#7 CJR

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 09:20 PM

Good stuff!

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#8 Shimano

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:58 PM

nice. well done.

 

i hate people that litters on some fishing hot spot and ruins my day.


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#9 Alfiegee

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 11:40 AM

Good on you bimmer. I almost always have a trash bag in my pack and unfortunately often fill it.

It is sad that people leave their stuff behind. I say if you can carry it in, then carry it out. It's not like things get heavier. Bottles and cans are always lighter when left as litter.

2 of my peeves that I always clean up when on the water are discarded fishing line and the rings that hold 6 cans. Besides being an eyesore these items can be dangerous to wildlife and to others trying to enjoy the outdoors.

 

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#10 Dugger

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 01:26 PM

...the river rose last week and flooded the backyard, again, and when it receded I found 6 hypodermic needles spread about, diabetic needles. Not good in so may ways.


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#11 Alfiegee

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 02:48 PM

Wow. That is something new for my peeve list Dugger. I can't say I have ever found any needles in my waterfront clean-up projects, but as you said, that is bad in many ways.

 

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#12 FishingNoob

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 06:30 PM

Wow, I think finding needles would make me crazy. Sad... I'm with Alfi on hating the fishing line. I also see lots of cigarette buts, packs, etc. Garbage bag and gloves are always in my tackle bag...


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#13 Dugger

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 07:53 PM

greatttttt... we now have to wear HazMat suits to fish... sad


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#14 FishingNoob

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 10:35 PM

greatttttt... we now have to wear HazMat suits to fish... sad

 

Seems so, especially when your fishing pretty much downtown TO, never walk barefoot.


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