Like any activity, fishing requires safety measures. In addition to not being in their natural environment, the fisherman runs several risks with the material, the boat, and the fish itself. Here are some tips to ensure your fishing safety.
Always Remember The Life Jacket.
If you go to the water, go forewarned! You should always consider the possibility of an accident. If you don’t know how to swim very well, all the more reason to wear your life jacket.
Take Only The Essentials.
A good fishing safety tip is not to overload your boat! Take only your food and the material necessary for fishing on the vessel.
Don’t Forget The Media
The cell phone can be very useful for communicating with people on dry land. Always keep it close at hand but protected against water and possible impacts.
It is possible that, depending on the distance, the cell phone will not work. Consider installing a radio and antenna on your boat to ensure better communication with the land and your fishing safety.
Be Careful When Handling The Hook And Line.
Be careful when catching the hook, placing the fishing lure, and connecting the hook to the fishing line. It can cause anything from simple injuries to more serious injuries. Accidents like this are common due to the malpractice or carelessness of the fisherman.
Also, be careful when casting the hook not to injure yourself or catch the fishing line on something. The fishing line can also cut your hands or fingers. Always wear protective gloves.
Protect Yourself From The Sun And Rain
In addition to protecting the eyes from the sun, the glasses also protect the fisherman during the casting of the fishing lure. To protect your skin from the harmful effects of radiation, use sunscreen, bring a parasol, and wear a hat. Hats, parasols, and capes can also protect you from any rain.
Show Attention During The Sling.
Be careful when fighting with the fish: it can be hard work, and the fisherman has to use the equipment very well not to get hurt. Be careful not to compromise your spine or any of its members. Wear a fishing belt as it provides protection to your back and strengthens your muscles.
When collecting the fishing line, be cautious. A large fish can break the fishing line or throw the fisherman into the water. It is also common that, when jumping out or being taken out of the water, the fish will hurt the fisherman.
Night Fishing: Take Extra Care.
For those who fish at night, it is always good to take a rechargeable flashlight (and even candles or lanterns), suitable clothing that protects from the cold, insect repellents for the night, boots to defend against the attack of spiders, scorpions, or snakes (common in certain stretches of rivers). Also, be sure, more than ever, to maintain good communication with the land people.
If You Are A Beginner, Don’t Take The Risk Alone
If you are still learning to fish, never go alone in the water. Go with someone experienced, who knows how to handle fishing equipment, knows the habits of the fish, the fishing techniques, the dangers of the sea or the river.