Vermont Bans Lead Split Shot

Nymph fishermen take note: Vermont banned the use of lead in small fishing weights as of the first of the year. “John Hall, spokesman for Vermont’s Fish and Wildlife Department, said lead sinkers are a problem for loons, bald eagles, great blue herons and kingfishers. Split shot, which anglers would clamp on their fishing lines, was the biggest problem for the state’s birds, he said.” Bob Audette in the Brattleboro, Vermont Reformer.

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