Fishing Line Recycling Units

Antigonish Rivers Association is made up of  mainly avid anglers and as such we need to work together to keep our rivers clean. The Antigonish Rivers Association’s President, Tim Handforth had this in mind when he heard about an organization based out of Manitoba called Clear Your Gear that supplies fishing line disposal units to install at highly used recreational fishing sites. ARA members will monitor the use of each unit and once they are full, they will be sent back to Clear Your Gear and a replacement will be sent back to us to set back up.

To learn more about the Clear Your Gear organization, follow this link.

2021 Locations:

  • Lower Barney’s River – Shore Road & Piedmont Valley Road Access Point
  • Livingstone Cove Wharf – Livingstone Cove Wharf Road Access Point
  • Dunn’s Beach Wharf – Southside Harbour Road Parking Area Across Bridge Access Point
  • Cameron Lake Boat Launch – Pinevale Road
  • Lower South River – Eagles Nest Access Point off the Old Highway

2022 UPDATE: This year we will be receiving more disposal units and will be focusing on installing them at wharves due to the high usage in 2021. We will provide an update once they have all been installed.

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