Saturday, May 17, 2008

Environmentally Friendly Sinkers (enviroweights) - Tackle Review

The world is becoming more environmentally conscious than ever before. Therefore anglers should be keen to show that we are caring for our environment, instead of the littering, killing machines we are sometimes made out to be. One of the worst pollutants many anglers add into the waterway is lead. In humans lead poisoning is cumulative and effects reproductive health and can even cause cancer, but in the water lead is extremely unfriendly to the marine ecosystem. Fortunately we now have an alternative.

Enviroweights are fishing sinkers made from 100% biodegradable materials so that if they are lost they degrade safely into the marine environment. They are an Australian invention and are becoming quite popular in tackle shops all over the country. They are available in a variety of sinker shapes sizes and they are even making lead free jig heads.

Personally I am a little wary of new products, but these sinkers are a great product and design. They work just as well as regular sinkers and are very easy to use. One of the disadvantages is that they are made from lighter material than lead so you need a larger sized enviro sinker compared to regular sinkers, but this problem is easily overcome. If you are environmentally conscious check them out now!


Soap Nuts said...

Smart. I grew up fishing and left countless lead sinkers in rivers & lakes. I like the sounds of these environmentally friendly ones.

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Can you buy them in retail stores in Canada yet?

Anonymous said...

Soap Nuts . . .,

You can get them online at

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Cool. I'll have to check tha out.