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From an angler fishing their favourite venue, whether that be salt or freshwater, to an owner of a fishery or a large tackle manufacturer, everyone can do their bit to support the scheme and get involved.

Want to support the scheme beyond recycling your line…… Why not donate to help us spread the word? As a donation funded volunteer led scheme, we rely on these contributions to allow us to carry out our work and projects.


Collect all your old waste lines and empty spools from when you respool your reels, make rigs or go fishing and take it along to your local tackle shop that has signed up to the scheme. There are now numerous fisheries, angling clubs and sea fishing venues with bins in place so keep an eye out for the ANLRS logo appearing near you. We attend many of the fishing shows and major game fairs held around the country so keep an eye out for our stand where you can bring us your old line and spools as well.

By mid 2022 we plan to have pre-printed envelopes available from some tackle shops and online retailers where Return envelopes will be given out allowing you to return line via the post.

A list of ANLRS recycling locations can be found HERE


The more recycling points around the UK the easier it is for anglers to send their line for recycling, so your support is vital.
Getting involved is straight forward by completing the Registration Form.

Many businesses are offering anglers some form of incentive to bring old line in. This can be a discount on new line purchases, free spool stripping, free re-spooling or even a free cup of tea! This, however, is not compulsory to join the scheme so no
obligation to do this.


All you need to do then is to purchase suitable bins for your shop or site. We don’t have a specific bin type as we appreciate every shop and venue is different in terms of siting or available space. We have an ANLRS pipe bin available through our Online Shop, if you feel it suits your needs, to order one direct. Once we have received your registration, we will send out sufficient bin stickers plus window decals if required. Your business will then be added to our national map showing your address and contact details. If you do not want to be included, please let us know as we appreciate some venues are restricted access or private syndicates. Details of returning the line to us line from you will be sent with the stickers when they are sent out.


As people that deal with anglers daily, your promotion of the scheme is vital and always appreciated. This could be in the form of fliers, social media, websites or even including an advert in your membership books. Flyers are available to order via our online shop free of charge, we ask you to cover some of the postage costs. If you want our logo for adverts, websites or social media please contact us.


Involvement of manufacturers is essential in terms of support for the scheme and environmentally the whole industry needs to work together to recycle all the fishing line that we can.


Any angling business can support our work via an annual sponsorship scheme. We have two levels of sponsorship namely Key Sponsors and General Sponsors. The donation amount is reflective on your business size but of course if you feel the desire to support us beyond that it will be greatly received. All sponsors will have their logo added to our sponsors page on the website and Key sponsors logos will be added to our exhibition stand.

Recently we launched the “2p per spool” initiative where we are encouraging all line manufacturers / distributors to help fund the ANLRS by donating 2p for each spool of line (100m or above) they sell annually in the UK. These funds will allow the ANLRS to expand further and enable us to carry out more projects on a full time basis to improve the image of angling and fight the plastic pollution threat to our waterways and wildlife.

Want to support us? Please use the Contact Us page to get more information.

There are many other ways that you can help the scheme beyond becoming a sponsor and we are always open to new ideas. A few ways you could support us include;

Promoting the ANLRS to your customers via your website and sales communications.

Using your social media to promote the scheme to anglers that follow you.

Could your business collect line from shops they visit and then send it back to us?

Could you distribute recycling envelopes to your customers?

Offer a pre-paid line return scheme to your customers so they can send it direct to us?

Donate prizes for our online raffles that we use to generate funds. This may be in the form or tackle items, vouchers or perhaps a fishing session with you or a sponsored angler.

Sponsor the purchase of bins for public fishing locations.

Cover logistic costs for pallets of line when we return them to our UK recycler.


Do you come across discarded fishing line and tackle when carrying out the great work that you are doing along waterways or our coastlines?

The ANLRS will happily take delivery of any line or tackle items that you find and ensure that they are processed through our UK recycler.

We are also running a coastal pipe bin project that is collecting both recreational line and fishing tackle along with commercial net debris that is a common sight along our coastlines. We are actively looking for more volunteers in coastal regions to install
these bins and expand our network. We do have funding to provide these bins in many areas so please get in contact.
More details can be found on the [Sussex Coast Project 2021] page and it may be something that can be started on your local beaches.

If you want to get more information regarding this please use the Contact Us page

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