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Do not leave your rubbish behind when you're fishing

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A group of anglers recently removed this rubbish from a small area at the northern end of Lake Echo, it shouldn't have been left behind in the first place.

Every angler has the responsibility to leave the place they fish in the condition they found it. Whether you're in a boat, fishing from the shore or camping out at a lake or river you should not leave litter or garbage behind.

The IFS participates in Clean Up Australia Day each year and always retrieves ute and trailer loads of rubbish from the small areas covered. The waste that is removed from lake side sites includes all manner of objects from food and beverage containers to car seats and building materials.

Angling clubs, groups and conscientious individuals all do their bit to look after the environment that supports the recreation we all share and love by removing waste left behind by others. Don't let it be your garbage that is cleaned up by others, take it away from the sites and dispose of it thoughtfully and responsibly.

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