Lead Fishing Tackle Ban Bill is Gutted and Dead for Now
Credit: CA Sportfishing League
Assembly Bill 2787, legislation that aimed to ban lead fishing tackle (50 grams or less), is dead - for now. Assemblyman Bill Quirk's bill first sought to ban lead tackle, then it became a study and now, was gutted to become a energy bill.
This is a great victory for anglers. However, be assured the bill will return in the 2019 legislative session.
Anglers owe a special thanks to a broad based coalition of associations representing anglers, boating and small businesses for AB 2787's defeat. Also, more than 6,000 California anglers signed the "Stop the Fishing Tackle Ban" petition. So, thank you friends.