Fishing is an fun and exciting sport that young and old both enjoy. Fishing can also have many risk involved. While fishing with you children, you need to insure that safety is top priority. You can start by enforcing that your children wear a life jacket while fishing. Anytime that children are near water, they have the potential of falling in. By keeping them in a life jacket, you can put that fear to rest. They may still fall in, but with the life jacket on you will only have to worry about drying them off.
Baits and hooks can be very dangerous also, it’s easy to get a bait or hook stuck in your hand or anywhere for that matter. Teach your children to pay attention at all times to their bait or hook. Teach them to not let it just fling around freely so that is able to hook someone or themselves.
If you are fishing from a boat, teach your children to remain seated while the boat is in operation. They also need to be sure and keep their arms inside the boat as it is moving. It goes without saying that they must have the life jacket on while in the boat. Make sure that they have sunscreen to help protect them from the UV rays and it wouldn’t hurt for them to have a hat on either.