Anyone who’s spent some time fishing rock ledges knows they can be grubby places thanks to the laziness of some fishos who don’t cart their rubbish out after fishing.
With the famous cliffs of Jervis Bay home to some of the most amazing land based game fishing in Australia and the world, the area sees a lot of pressure and as a result tonnes of unwelcome and unsightly litter.
One group who is doing something about it – and should be greatly applauded for its efforts – is the Australian Land Based Anglers Association (ALBAA) Inc. ALBAA has recognised how unique Jervis Bay is and for this reason the area was chosen as the pilot site for a “Ledge Care” Initiative.
Ledge Care has been set up to assist anglers in sharing the stewardship of their local areas and allow groups to initiate discussion and form relationships with local management bodies.
ALBAA is looking for volunteers to join its members for Clean Up the World Weekend this Saturday September 19. For interested volunteers a briefing will be held at 09:30am at the carpark in front of the Ranger Station (entrance to Beecroft Weapons Range, Lighthouse Rd, Currarong). This will include a Safety/Environment induction from Defence Environment Team and ALBAA Team leader.
Other details: 10:30am Outer Tubes Clean Up opens, 12:30 BBQ Luncheon to be held at Honeymoon Bay, 13:30 Target Beach Clean up, 16:00 Unofficial debrief and networking event: Currarong
To become involved please contact Christian Gough on 04 37 492 090 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
For more on the Clean Up the World Sites please go to http://activities.cleanuptheworld.org
ALBAA is in the process of spreading its activities up and down the east coast and needs your help. For more information on ALBAA or to become a member go to www.albaa.com.au