Fishing is widely regarded as a relaxing pursuit. If you’re off fishing for the day, you’re probably looking forward to chilling out, enjoying some peace and quiet and taking in the views. Nobody wants to set off with the risk of injuries on their mind, but it is always helpful to bear some safety tips in mind. Even though fishing seems a very safe hobby, there may be risks. If you’re planning an excursion while you’re on holiday or you’re looking forward to a day off at the lake, here are some tips to help you safely enjoy a fishing trip.
Fishing safety tips: how to safely enjoy a fishing trip
If you’re thinking of booking an excursion on holiday, it’s always wise to choose a reputable firm and to read some reviews before you make a decision. If you do go fishing abroad, you should be provided with safety equipment, for example, a life jacket if you’re going out to sea. When you’re fishing at home, stick to designated areas, and set up camp in a suitable place. Make sure you’re wearing shoes that give you a good grip, and base yourself far enough from the water’s edge. Take care when you’re casting and reeling in. It’s a good idea to pack a basic first aid kit and to have a torch, map, and compass with you. The chances are that you won’t need them, but it’s best to be prepared if you want to safely enjoy a fishing trip.
If you’re fishing on a boat, wear a life jacket at all times. Even if the water is shallow, and you’re an experienced swimmer, you may be at risk of drowning if you fall overboard.
What to do if you’ve had a fishing accident
If you’ve been injured whilst fishing, seek medical advice. If you’ve been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be thinking about claiming compensation. Keen to make a claim for a fishing accident, call Accident Advice Helpline. If you sustained injuries, and you weren’t to blame, compensation could be used to cover the cost of medical care or to tide you over if you’re forced to take time off work or even give up your job. To find out more about claiming for a fishing accident, call now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. We have an expert team of personal injury lawyers on hand, and we operate a strict no-win, no-fee policy.