Dog owner's anger over hook

DOG owners are being warned to keep a look-out on Felixstowe beaches for anglers' litter after an animal got a barbed hook stuck in its mouth.

DOG owners are being warned to keep a look-out on Felixstowe beaches for anglers' litter after an animal got a barbed hook stuck in its mouth.

Ten-year-old Dalmatian Tyler got the hook embedded in his tongue after he went to investigate fishing rubbish on the shore between The Dip and the golf club.

It cost owner Mandy Tynan, of Langdale Close, Old Felixstowe, �145 in vet's bills to have the hook removed.

“He came back down the beach where we were walking and the fishing line was coming out of his mouth,” she said.


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“Because it was one of the barbed hooks there was no way I could get it out - it was embedded right in and there was blood coming out of his mouth and down his leg. It was horrible.

“I just want to ask the anglers to please take their rubbish home with them.”

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It is not the first time a dog has got a fishing hook stuck in its mouth on Felixstowe's shores - over the years many pet owners have complained after their animals have suffered similar injuries.

At club events, anglers always clear up their rubbish as part of competition rules and the majority of solo anglers fishing from beaches as a hobby do, too.

But enthusiasts say it is a just a few who give the majority a bad name by leaving tackle behind.

What action should be taken to stop anglers leaving their hooks, line and bait papers littering beaches? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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