Dangers of lead release
I FEEL very strongly about the serious issue of the lead release system used by specimen carp anglers.
I believe it is a great danger to fisheries and their stocks. I recently watched two anglers on a full runs water catch 32 carp, releasing all the leads in the water.
Shop-bought leads are non-toxic, but many anglers I have spoken to say they are too expensive to keep losing, and so they make their own from melteddown scrap lead.
I have spoken to the Environment Agency and it says it cannot act, and that it is a matter for the venue owners to address.
I’d like to appeal to every reader to think about the potential damage they are causing before depositing leads. P Whittle, St Helens