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Lead Split Shot (AAA size) - only legal for fly tying
Lead Split Shot (AAA size) - only legal for fly tying

Price: £1.30

Lead Split Shot. Size AAA.  Generous packet.  Can only legally be used for fly tying in the UK.  Essential product for tying lead heads.

Please be aware that it is illegal to use or sell genuine lead shot for weighting fishing lines within the UK. If you inted to use this for anything other than fly tying within the UK please check legality and refer to anglers lead weights regulations 1986 - Please see below

By ordering this product you agree not to use or sell it for any illegal purpose.

Control of Pollution (Anglers' Lead Weights) Regulations 1986 - 21st November 1986

The Secretary of State for the Environment, as respects England, the Secretary of State for Wales, as respects Wales, the Secretary of State for Scotland, as respects Scotland, and the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, as respects Northern Ireland -

(1) having consulted persons appearing to them to represent persons whose activities are likely to be prohibited or restricted by these regulations;

(2) having published in the London Gazette, in the Belfast Gazette and in the Edinburgh Gazette, and in such other publications which they considered appropriate, a notice indicating the effect of these regulations, if made, and specifying -

(a) the date on which it is proposed they should come into force;

(b) places where a draft of them might be inspected by members of the public in office hours; and

(c) a period of 14 days beginning with the date on which the notice was first published during which written representations might be made to the Secretaries of State;

(3) having considered the representations made to them in accordance with the notice; and

(4) considering it appropriate to make these regulations to prevent the substance to which the apply causing damage to animals, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by sections 100 and 104(1) of the Control of Pollution Act 1974 and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following regulations in the form of the draft mentioned in (2)(b) above:

Authority: following the consolidation of the Control of Pollution Act 1974, ss 100, 104(1), these Regulations have effect as if made under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, s 140

Citation and commencement

These regulations may be cited as the Control of Population (Angler's Lead Weights) Regulations 1986 and shall come into operationon 1st January 1987.


In these regulations -
"lead" includes any alloy or compound of lead;

"lead weight" means split shot or any other thing suitable for weighting fishing lines and which is neither incorporated and fully enclosed in the core of a fishing line nor incorporated in the construction of a swim feeder, a self cocking float, or a fishing fly;

"supply" does not include supply for or by way of export

4 Probition of supply of lead in fosm of lead weights

(1) Subject to regulation 5, the supply of lead in the form of a lead weight for the purpose of weighting fishing lines is prohibited.

(2) A person supplying split shot shall unless the contrary is shown be presumed to supply it for the purpose of weighting fishing lines.

5 Exceptions

[ Regulation 4 does not prohibit the ] importation or supply of a leadweight of 0.06 grams or less, or of more than 28.35 grams.

6 Offences

A person who contravenes regulation 4 shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding [the statutory maximum], and on conviction on indictment to a fine.

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