Ropes should be washed after being taken underground. Washing ropes after use is a condition of borrowing them from the tackle store; this should be easy because we have an amazing purpose-built rope washer at the Belfry. It's even inside so you won't get wet if it's raining (unless the rope washing all goes horribly wrong, which it probably will).

Rope Washer Instructions

  1. Make sure rope is wetted before feeding into rope washer (this saves you having to pull the rope through an extra time just to wet it!
  2. Thread rope as shown in photograph below:
    Rope washer photo
  3. Close the cabinet door BEFORE turning the water on.
  4. Turn the water on.
  5. Pull rope through three times to thoroughly clean it.