All of the actions taken by contented and productive anglers—standing to throw a bait, bending to boat a fish, walking around in the boat or on top of the river, lake, or ocean—have an impact on safety. Angling is still a lot more fun despite the weather, boat traffic, and sharp blades and hooks. Fishing safely just makes sense.
The only life jacket that will save you if you fall overboard, have a boat accident, or end up in the water in some other way is the one that is currently on you. Consider your life jacket to be your most crucial fishing equipment purchase. Put on a life jacket first. The majority of life jackets today are pleasant, unlike the bulky, irritating, and constricting ones of our youth.
To prevent hooking yourself instead of a fish, keep hooks and lures in tackle boxes and keep those boxes covered. Just in case, learn one or two hook removal techniques. To shield your eyes from erroneous casts or hooks flung by fish, put on protective goggles. Handle fish carefully because their teeth and fins can also be dangerous.
The most unpredictable periods of the year or day are when some of the best fishing occurs. Avoid danger and be ready for it. Always keep safety supplies on hand, such as flashlights, water, maps, cellphones, or radios.