I was fishing on the river Severn yesterday and as i was packing up, a couple who were walking their dog commented to me about all the litter on the bank.
Basically they were blaming me (and all anglers) for the mess !
My reply to them was that litter can be dropped anywhere along the rivers length and get washed up amongst the bank side vegetation, so you can't blame it all on anglers. I get fed up with picking old fishing line up and taking it home to throw away as i do with other peoples litter, but i do it non the less.
Now, what really got me happened as i was walking along the public footpath back to the car.
The couple who complained about the litter, watched their dog empty the contents of its bowels on the path and made no attempt to clean up after it !
Boy did i let them know about it back at the car park.
They just looked at me. I even offered them a plastic bag that had my litter in saying they could use that, but they loaded the dog into the car and drove away saying or doing nothing !