Discussion in 'Nature & Wildlife' started by K9Kirk, Oct 12, 2019 at 5:11 PM.
Poor baby. Is that fishing line?
Some of it is but also looks like there's some twine in there.
Like a lot of responsible anglers I'm very careful to pick up any line that is done. I don't even discard tag ends and often go home with a pocket full. Sometimes however there is nothing you can do to retrieve lost line. Usually I'm hitting 100 odd meters with a cast (330ft) and often there's no way of getting that back. Good casters in my sport can hit over double that though my PB is only 150 yards. Sometimes you get hung up on the bottom or the line parts during casting, fish can snap you off too. While it is sad that it happened, please don't assume it's from carelessly disgarded line, many anglers take great care to minimise losses, though I appreciate there are a few ******** in there too.
Wasn’t assuming it was carelessness- just trying to figure out what it was.
Kirk, that is very sad. You shot the photo beautifully though.
Thanks everyone, I appreciate all the comments. I hate seeing that kind of thing also but like most things, fishing line/thread has a shelf life and will weaken. Hopefully, the salt air/water will speed up the process for that poor little guy and allow it to come off.
beautiful very sad photo.. hope it survives long enough to become free or someone is able to rescue it in time..
I hope for the same. I wanted to help it so bad but he was on the old northbound Skyway Bridge while I was on the old southbound bridge and no way to get to it.
Sorry SquarePeg, it was meant to be a more general comment not directed at you. I probably should've put it in another post.
Certainly in the US it's much more friendly to anglers, here in the UK less so and we tend to have people jumping on the bandwagon a bit.
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