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    Wow ! That was really interesting - still 'ouchie' ! Glad the guy was using the whiskey the correct way !

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    that was a big bottle of whiskey he had

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    Pohm is a better fisherwoman, than my OH. Frequently gets to the hook before a fish does. Even a worm cant go to waste.
    Consequently, we often have to remove hooks from her.
    She appears not to notice at all. No pain, just stands still whilst you pull it through.
    The video is excellent.
    You just need to get your tough love knickers on and get the hook out. Not for the squeemish. But then again, neither are dogs.

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    'farrview' - how is Maggie now ? Hope she is over it all and the antibiotics worked !

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    I know you cant blame all fishermen same as you cant blame all dog walkers or bike riders.

    I live near the bay and my dog got a tiny fish hook stuck on his lip a few months back. This made me very angry and it was just slight enough that I was able to extract it on the spot. Very hard with a wriggling dog.

    The thing that annoys me most about this spot is that it is mostly used by amateur fishermen, and the banks are littered with bait bags, fishing line, fast food containers etc. You would think if they keep coming back to the spot they would use the bins right next to them. Just amazes me in 2013 with so many littering messages over the decades how they could be so careless with something as potentially deadly as used hooks.

    You dont want to hear what I thought when a few weeks later I found something that had about eight hooks on this one structure just lying on the ground for any animal to pick up. I go back to this place, but I watch my dog very carefully. There are so few off lead parks around that have fences that this is still a preferable option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LovelyDog View Post
    I know you cant blame all fishermen same as you cant blame all dog walkers or bike riders.

    I live near the bay and my dog got a tiny fish hook stuck on his lip a few months back. This made me very angry and it was just slight enough that I was able to extract it on the spot. Very hard with a wriggling dog.

    The thing that annoys me most about this spot is that it is mostly used by amateur fishermen, and the banks are littered with bait bags, fishing line, fast food containers etc. You would think if they keep coming back to the spot they would use the bins right next to them. Just amazes me in 2013 with so many littering messages over the decades how they could be so careless with something as potentially deadly as used hooks.

    You dont want to hear what I thought when a few weeks later I found something that had about eight hooks on this one structure just lying on the ground for any animal to pick up. I go back to this place, but I watch my dog very carefully. There are so few off lead parks around that have fences that this is still a preferable option.

    Totally agree with the crap these people leave behind.....it gives fishos a bad name. Thing is these guys aren't amatuers or even fishermen or fisherwomen.

    They are just bloody grubs. And its not just our dogs these fools can hurt. The bird life cops it big time...a hook through the beak or tangled in fishing line often leads to a long slow death. Turles and fish also eat plastic bags thinking they are jellyfish too.

    Its a huge problem that my favourite sport, my passion, has always had....it attracts all the redneck wankers who want to catch the 'big one'. True fishos know the environment is the main contributing factor to thier catch rates. A poor environment means poor fishing and thats the last thing true fisho folk want. I make a point to take home any dumped line i find....even burying washed up trawler nets and the like. I spent hours after our floods burying nets under rocks.


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    You have my sympathy. Maggie got a fish hook removed only a couple of weeks ago. It was a mishap but I worried when she found and scoffed a fish head the other day before I could get to her. No hook in it thank goodness. it is an abiding concern though

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    I phone my beach council, complain about the danger to children from this kind of litter, and ask them to go clean it up.

    They usually do have a good try at it. In the summer holidays - we get a lot of buried crab bait, bones, spikes, bits of wire, fish hooks, the lot. And my evil hound - not the local Labradors or beagles - is the one who finds it and digs it up. I then mark it by dragging my foot across the beach and then piling up seaweed arrows...

    I do the same with bits of asbestos we find on the beach.

    I know some councils have to sieve their beaches for needles which is really bad. And the most amazing (wealthy council) was the one for Trigg Beach - a swarm of clean up guys every day - all along the beach and paths at 5:30am! Lots of people out exercising too.

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