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Old 11-03-2011, 06:52 AM   #1
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Lead Ban - Effective Jan 1st 2012

Just a heads up for you guys that panfish through the ice with small jigs. No more lead come Jan 1, 2012

MassWildlife - 321 CMR 4:00 Fishing


Prohibitions: Except as otherwise provided for in M.G.L. c. 131 and 321 CMR, it shall be unlawful:

(i) to use a lead sinker, lead weight, or lead jig in the inland waters of Massachusetts; provided that this prohibition shall be enforceable beginning January 1, 2012.

(1) Definitions: For the purposes of 321 CMR 4.01, the following words or phrases shall have the following meanings:

Lead Jig means any lead-weighted hook which has a mass of less than one ounce.

Lead Sinker or Lead Weight means any sinker or weight made from lead and which has a mass of less than one ounce. The term lead sinker shall not include any other sinkers, weights, fishing lures or fishing tackle including, but not limited to, artificial lures, hooks, weighted flies, and lead-core or other weighted fishing lines.

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