California Lead Ban

Will California ban your sinkers?

Legislation has been introduced in the State Assembly that will ban the purchase of lead fishing weights and sinkers weighing 1.75 ounces or less. For most anglers, this ban covers the just about every sinker and weight in your tackle box.

Since lead alternatives like tin and tungsten can cost 10 – 20 times more than standard sinkers, the cost of fishing is about to go up for California anglers.

UPDATE – Anglers and conservationists all over California made their voices heard and the bill has now been changed from an outright ban to a study on the effects of lead tackle.

Count on Keep America Fishing to keep you informed about the study and future legislative action on this issue.

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