Left along Marchwood sea front promenade

Hello,

Left along Marchwood sea front promenade

Left along Marchwood sea front promenade

I live in the Cottages along Magazine Lane and walk my dog around the area including the sea front promenade which is popular with fishermen.

A few years ago my dog managed to yaffle up a bit of bait which had a hook in it. Thankfully (in an ironic sense) the hook got caught on the back of his tongue and they were able to remove it without it being swallowed into his stomach.

This morning I was walking him along the promenade when he began investigating an area of grass quite intently, I pulled him away to find the item in the attached photo.

Thank god I keep him on a lead!!! I don’t fish so I don’t know the terminology but the two hooks are attached to the long silver thing with bright coloured ends. How does someone miss that when packing up and manage to lose it?! Perhaps, by being arrogant, careless and inconsiderate.

I keep my dog on the lead in this area for this very reason and today showed me it’s smart to do so, but some people don’t and their dogs could have easily swallowed this. Even on the lead dogs can be quick if they decide to eat something.

Do they not realise their carelessness could cause the painful death of a family pet?! Ironically I was picking up after my dog moments before, I bet if I left that for them to tread in they’d have something to say! I often see tackle & rubbish left about there, a shame when it’s such a pleasant area.

If they can’t pick up what is in all seriousness a dangerous object they shouldn’t be allowed to fish along there. More needs to be done than the 2 small signs. They should have a licence to fish there and strict rules that if they leave their rubbish they get a hefty fine! Perhaps, even regular monitoring of the area.

Do a family need to lose their pet first?! I’m not unreasonable, I do appreciate it’s hard to monitor but this item would have killed my dog if he’s swallowed it.

 

LR

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