For Immediate Release: May 21st 2013
Lake Simcoe-Ontario: The Aurora Bassmasters are pleased to announce that a total of eight “Fishing Line Recycle Depots” have now been installed around the Lake Simcoe watershed. These receptacles have been strategically placed at popular shore fishing areas for anglers to deposit used fishing line. Throughout the fishing season, volunteers with the bass club will monitor these units, empty and collect used line as required, then once each year, will send the used line to Berkley-Pure Fishing. From there, the line will be recycled and made into Berkley Fish-Habs ... habitat structures that enhance our public fisheries.
About The Line Recycle Depots: These units are approximately one metre long, made from white pvc piping and at the top have an elbow with a an opening slot to deposit used fishing line. To remove the line, a cap at the bottom is unscrewed and the line drops out. The material to create these units was paid for by the Aurora Bassmasters however this is a partnership project that also involved the Ministry of Natural Resources, Aurora District. Stewardship Rangers ... 17 year old students working for MNR, assembled the fishing line recycle units in the summer of 2012.