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Campaign launched to clean up fishing litter from East Anglia's beaches

Litter found on a Suffolk beach. Photo: Suffolk Coastal

Suffolk Coastal Council is encouraging anglers and visitors to beaches to clear up any discarded fishing litter.

During a survey in 2014, 1,029 pieces of fishing line, weights and hooks were found. They account for nearly a fifth of all litter found on our beaches.

"It is particularly difficult to get rid of and it's particularly prone to getting tangled around birds feet, necks and beaks. And also for humans, quite often there's a hook attached to it, which is bad for your kids or dogs. Most anglers are pretty good but there's a minority that aren't."

– Bill Jenman, Touching the Tide.

Touching the Tide are putting out special bins on beaches for people to put dangerous pieces of litter into.

You can get yours by contacting TtT and find out more about ways to prevent losing your fishing tackle here.

Click below for the full report from ITV Anglia's Kate Prout.