At Off the Scale, we are delighted and proud to be the official coordinators for the fantastic Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme (ANLRS) in Ireland – an initiative that protects fish, wildlife and the environment for future generations.

The ANLRS  was launched in the UK in early 2018 and has grown hugely since then. It is now active in almost 250 shops and businesses the UK, Northern Ireland, Ireland and continental Europe. The scheme is simple; old nylon monofilament, braided lines, fly lines and even line spools are collected in designated bins or containers at tackle shops, fisheries and other businesses and either sent to or collected by us here at the magazine. We then store it temporarily before shipping direct to the UK-based recycling facility, Maltings Organic Treatment Ltd., where it is recycled. The ANLRS is run on a strictly not-for-profit basis.

Nylon is a plastic polymer and takes hundreds of years to degrade, breaking down into smaller and smaller fragments. It poses great risks to wildlife and the aquatic environment, and contributes to plastic pollution. By recycling instead of directing to landfill many of these issues can be avoided. The same goes for braided mainlines, hooklinks and fly lines, as well as the plastic spools on which line is sold.

Registration for the scheme is completely free. All we ask is that recycling partners provide their own bins / containers for line collection. We will provide a window & bin sticker pack free of charge to let customers know you are a member of the Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme.

The scheme is so simple and easy that anyone can do it!

  • You provide a bin or container at your business, fishery, club house etc. Many existing partners routinely use kitchen bins but you can use anything you have to hand! The importance of the scheme is in collecting line, not what is is stored in.
  • Once registered, we send you out a sticker pack so you can designate the bin/container as a line collection point and let people know your business or group is a member of the scheme.
  • Line / braid/ fly line is collected and stored in the bin until full. Please note that a separate bin must be provided for nylon monofilament, braided lines and fly lines, otherwise it cannot be sorted and recycled. 
  • When your bin is full, get in touch with us, we arrange collection and we then store it at Off the Scale magazine HQ before shipping it in bulk to the UK for recycling.

Please register for the scheme by filling out the online form below. Alternatively you can download and complete the registration form below and email it back to us at

Please direct all enquiries to Bill Brazier, editor/founder of Off the scale magazine.

Would you like to offer any incentive to customers bringing line into your shop e.g. discount on new line, free respooling service? (optional)

Would you consider distributing ANLRS postal envelopes to anglers buying line from you? (optional)

or alternatively download and complete

Registration form


By signing up to this scheme you agree to have your business details added to the central ANLRS database. The ANLRS reserve the right to pass on your business details to fishing tackle manufacturers and producers to help garner further support for the scheme. The ANLRS, as coordinated by Off the Scale magazine in the Republic of Ireland, is entirely a not-for-profit initiative and any funding or donations gathered will be used to promote and further the line recycling scheme.