I noticed a post today where one angler had to clean up after some of our less tidy fellow sportsmen, which is a sad state of affairs in this day and age.
http://www.sea-angling-ireland.org/bull ... php?t=3354
While littering is the act of a mindless moron, it is unfortunate that at the moment that organisation beginning with P are trying to get angling banned. Again. As usual. But they have a bit of a drive on now, so this sort of news comes at a bad time.
Their two stated reasons are that anglers litter the place and that we hurt fish. In that order, I might add. They can't get any credible scientific research that proves fish feel pain, and they can't say that the vast majority of anglers aren't conservation minded and environmentally concientious, so they have to use littering as the main excuse.
Why would anyone who enjoys angling give them the least excuse or ammunition (and over litter, of all things!) to have it banned?
Fair play to the man that cleaned up the mess at Fanad. You are a credit to angling.