Helping the environment one spool at a time

Helping the environment one spool at a time

15 June 2018

We’re proud to be part of the Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme here in the UK.

Anglers’ National Line Recycling Scheme LogoWhat is the Anglers’ National Line Recycling Scheme?

This scheme was the first of its kind, founded in 2016 by the Local Independent Sea Anglers (LISA) organisation, which is run by volunteers. Seeing how much line was left behind on the banks, washed into rivers or just sent to landfill, they decided that something needed to be done. This team of volunteers started working with a handful of shops in Sussex to promote the recycling of fishing line.

After seeing how successful the scheme was, LISA decided to launch the Anglers’ National Line Recycling Scheme (ANLRS) in early 2018. This is to help promote taking recycling out of the home and on to the bank.

By making sure all fishing line is disposed of correctly, not only are we helping to protect the environment and our favourite fishing spots, we’re also demonstrating the wider issue of unwanted or lost line to the greater public, and taking responsibility for it as anglers.

The scheme is run as cost-neutrally as possible, with any excess monies made from the recycling scheme being put back into schemes that benefit the environment, anglers and angling as a whole.

What can be recycled?

As you know, there is a wide range of line currently on the market, but the scheme currently recycles the following:

  • Nylon Monofilament
  • Braided lines

The ANLRS is currently looking to see if there will be options in the future to also recycle other line types such as fly lines, fluorocarbons and other specialist filaments. Please check the ANLRS website for the latest types of line they can accept.

What happens once it’s received?

Once we send off the line to the ANLRS, it’s sent to a recycling plant where it’s processed into various products, such as sunglasses, skateboards, wetsuits, traffic cones, and even swimwear.

The ANLRS’ ultimate aim is to get this recycled material made available for the angling industry to manufacture eco-friendly tackle.

And this is where we come in!

When it comes for you to respool, bring all your used line to us at our North Walsham store. Not only will we offer you a free respooling service, we’ll give you 10% off all new line bought when you recycle with us!