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Nottingham Piscatorial Society collect 140 bags of rubbish from the River Trent

Keen anglers have collected more than 140 bags of litter from a stretch of the River Trent.

Members of the Nottingham Piscatorial Society cleaned up almost a mile of the riverbank alongside the River Trent at East Stoke.

Tony Sharpe, a member of the group, said more litter had accumulated following high water levels.

An angler fishing the River Trent
An angler fishing the River Trent

“The riverbank was littered with plastic bottles, aluminium cans and general debris carried down by the river,” he said.

“Over 140 bags of plastic bottles were collected together with several bags of aluminium cans.

“The task was so labour intensive that it took ten members three full mornings of collecting to clear the rubbish.”

He said the wildlife, walkers and anglers would all benefit from what is now a litter-free environment.

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