Who or what is L.I.S.A ?
Local Independent Sea Anglers or LISA
Formed initially by a group anglers mostly “local” to Sussex after informal chats on various media platforms including the WSF sea fishing forums and facebook.
Literally formed from notes written on the back of a fag packet in a pub an idea was born for a group of anglers that wanted to offer something different & to give something back.
The aim of the group initially is to be a source of information for members, contact numbers, reference pointers, info on who to contact re various regulations related to all aspects of fishing. Various meetings were held across Sussex to get an idea of what local anglers needs and concerns were and what could be done to address some raised issues.
LISA is free to join, no obligations, our meet ups are very informal and our aim it to present to the public a better impression of anglers and angling in general. Help anglers awareness of where they are fishing, sometimes how they are fishing, size regulations, and simple things like cleaning up when done.
We have a website, facebook page and an associated LISA led Recycling initiative with its own website th ANLRS or Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme
What have LISA achieved ?
Business type card: designed to show the LISA logo on one side with a reverse side showing localised catches with size regulations on them. The first has been designed with Brighton marina in mind with plaice,mackerel,sole and bass with Sussex regulation sizes clearly shown. In addition Bream has been added to this card with a recommended size. Local bait shop numbers will be added to these cards with plans to produce them to fit local venue needs & catches.
Local matches for members & fund raisers.
A “code of conduct” has been established amongst members to improve the image of anglers with the general public.As part of this beach cleans have been organised at Cuckmere Haven and other local Sussex beaches
Line Recycling,(ANLRS) A LISA initiative to recycle unwanted line. Many tackle shops coming onboard & some offering discount on new line replacements.
LISA have donated over £7000 to the RNLI and other causes close to members hearts
LISA and the GGGI -the Global Ghost Gear Initiative.
LISA are to date the only angling group who are a member of the GGGI and are very actively working with tackle shops across the country to collect and recycle old and disused fishing line. We have collections sites and a postal option for the return of unwanted line that can be sent to….
ANLRS c/o Tools n Tackle, 11 Bridge Street, Newhaven BN9 9PH
With the increased interest in the recycling of line the ANLRS was formed by LISA members
ANGLERS NATIONAL LINE RECYCLING SCHEME
In less than 2 years since Local Independent Sea Anglers (LISA) launched the ANLRS with the support of the Global Ghost Gear Initiative, it has established a viable route to fishing line recycling in the UK.
The ANLRS is a volunteer led, donation funded, not for profit organisation.
We now have Collection bins across the UK and now members have taken the initiative across Europe into Belgium, Switzerland Italy and have even crossed the “pond” to locations in the USA
We Now not only collect the line for recycling but have also started on an initiative to create angling products from the recycled line !
No Local shop recycling line near you ? Get involved and post your line to us. Please remember to remove any other end tackle prior to posting to the following Address