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Fishing & Water Safety

We have some suggestions to help you stay safe

Fishing & Water Safety
  • Check forecast and weather conditions before you go   

  • Make sure you let someone know where you are going to fish

  • Make sure you know exactly where you are – consider something like an OS locate app for a smartphone or a map

  • Give them an idea of when you are likely to return

  • Take a fully charged mobile phone and check signal strength, know how to use it and who to call in an emergency

  • Double check your fishing spot. Is it safe? For example, riverbanks can erode and just because it was safe one day doesn’t mean it still is

  • Always dress appropriately, sturdy footwear, sun hat in hot weather, warm layers in the cold

  • Coastal and sea fishing is particularly high risk

  • Make sure you know your spot is safe and you won’t get cut off by the tide

  • Expert evidence suggests that many of these lives would have been saved if the casualty had been wearing a lifejacket – Wear a lifejacket                                  

Latest Update :
28 September 2016
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