Fishing is one of many recreational pastime hobbies that is enjoyed by many people around the world regardless of their age or gender. However, some things should be considered regarding the safety of any individual who goes fishing.
If an individual is using a boat when they are fishing, they should wear a life jacket and know how to swim. It is also a good idea to know something about the area they will be fishing in such as if there are submerged logs or other obstacles in the water.
Dressing for the type of weather is important and knowing if the weather is likely to change is helpful. The use of a waterproof sun screen with a high sun protection factor can help to avoid getting sun burned. Using a good insect repellent can help to reduce getting bit by various insects.
Learning how to remove fish from a line can help to avoid getting hurt because some fish such as bull heads and cat fish have what is commonly called a barb and can be very painful if a barb gets stuck in a person’s hand.
Being careful when baiting and removing a hook can help to avoid a painful injury to an individual.