Fishing Safety Guide
Fishing is one of the world’s greatest pastimes, but it's also important to follow a fishing safety guide to ensure a pleasant fishing experience. There is nothing more relaxing and rewarding than a good fishing trip. While most forms of fishing are not exceptionally dangerous (excluding deep sea fishing) it is still a good idea to take some safety precautions. The following fishing safety guide offers a few helpful hints about staying safe on or near the water. While this fishing safety guide is by no means comprehensive, it is certainly a good start.
General fishing safety guide:
- Bring a small first aid kit. Accidents happen. You could skip and fall, cut yourself with a knife, or get snagged on a hook. A simple first aid kit with clean scissors, a clean knife, wound dressing, and disinfectant can go a long way. This is an essential part of any fishing safety guide.
- Know how to swim. You’re going to be near the water. You might fall in. You should have a basic swimming knowledge.
- Let someone know where you’re going. This makes it easier for the search party.
- Dress for the weather. As your mama said, bring a sweater.
Boat fishing safety guide:
- Know your boats limitations. You’re not charging through the inlet on a 14 ft. single engine dinghy with an 8ft swell. Know your vessel.
- Know the water. Learn to read the charts. Pay attention to buoys. This is especially important at night. Do not run aground. This is an essential part of any fishing safety guide.
- Wear a life vest. You won’t need to worry about looking like a dork on the bottom.
- Maintain radio contact. No radio? Storm comes? Well you’ve seen Gilligan's island. Hope you brought Mary Anne there Skip