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Common Fishing Accidents And How To Prevent Them

Common Fishing Accidents And How To Prevent Them

Posted on 7. January, 2014

Most accidents when fishing are caused by negligence and people fishing without much experience. Among the main causes of fishing accidents related to anglers being caught on a flying hook is the fact that many fishermen cast into small areas of rivers or ponds.

 

Most accidents when fishing are caused by negligence and people fishing without much experience. Among the main causes of fishing accidents related to anglers being caught on a flying hook is the fact that many fishermen cast into small areas of rivers or ponds.

 

A lack of experience when casting is also a major cause of fishing accidents, with an inexperienced fisherman hooking himself as he or she begins the cast. And in places where ice fishing is common in the winter, accidents can occur when a fisherman falls into the hole or through the ice, which often has a fatal outcome caused by hypothermia or drowning.

 

There are a few things that fishermen can do to reduce the risk of such accidents. First of all, if a fisherman sees that there is an inexperienced angler in proximity, he or she needs to stay away and be aware when the other person is about to cast a line.

 

Proper footwear is a must as it is specifically designed to give traction when climbing and can help prevent the wearer from slipping as they make their way to the perfect spot.

 

Never drink and fish. It is not unusual to see a fisherman having a beer or two, but what some people don't fully appreciate is that alcohol reduces reaction times and can cause mistakes that can result in injuries or even fatalities.

 

Fishing accidents in general can be reduced by common sense and by simply being aware of the surroundings.

 

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By Kate Huet