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Lead does not belong in our waters. It’s unwanted and can be toxic. Certainly the self-lead casting is dangerous. Anglers lose sinkers containing lead and this is unwanted. The angling community likes a clean water environment and good fish stocks.
And off course…. a clean environment starts with yourself.
Sportvisserij Nederland together with watersheds and conservation organisations are working on intensive education to stop the use of lead in angling and to promote the use of alternatives like iron, stone, concrete, glass and tungsten. In a few years this will be followed by a ban of lead use.
Therefore from now on please use lead alternatives wherever possible. You can find these alternatives in Tackle shops or web shops.