Discarded lures attract scorn
LOCAL resident Michael Biasol wants visiting and local anglers to clean up their act or risk losing the thing they love the most.
The beach-loving Portlander said he is fed-up with collecting debris washed ashore from the many fishing boats that visit Portland each year.
“I’m sick of picking up washed up rubbish along the beach,” Mr Biasol said.
“I walk along Dutton Way and Nuns’ Beach – I spend many hours combing the beach collecting fossils – and I pick up golf balls, fishing line, lures every day.”
Mr Biasol collects as many lures from the beach as he can, and stores them at his house to protect local wildlife.
Mr Biasol was particularly worried that visiting anglers weren’t taking enough care.
“The problem is these Melbourne fishermen come here and just don’t care about the environment.
“When they fish, they let their lure hook to the bottom, and cut the lure free.
“Who will clean it up?”