I’m a firm believer in eco-friendly Fishing. Fishing is a sustainable sport. People have been fishing for pretty much as long as they’ve been eating, and nature has a way of seeing to that balance.
But more and more, I’m seeing people completely trashing the waters where fish live. And I’m ashamed to say that it’s not just beer cans and cigarette butts on the lakes where I fish. My fellow anglers are guilty as well – I know it’s them, because there are discarded hooks, line and even lures both in the water and on the beach.
I don’t like fishing in a dirty environment. But it goes beyond just my own personal preference. The more we continue to damage the waters where the fish live, the less fish we’ll actually see. That’s bad news for both anglers and the fish.
Want to clean up your fishing trips a bit? Here are a few simple things you can do to make our sport more enjoyable and ensure that fishing is a skill we can pass down to our kids: