Fishing safely

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Learn to fish

What's a fish
Getting started
Fishing safety
Casting
Cleaning fish

 
 

Perchy's tips

  • Always fish with someone else. This could be an older brother or sister, your parents or an adult friend.
  • Tell your parents or guardian where you're going fishing, who you're going with and how long you'll be.
  • When you're carrying your fishing rod make sure the hook is secure (not dangling) and hold the rod parallel to the ground.
  • Fish 10 metres away from the next person and make sure there isn't anyone behind you when you cast. Look up for any overhead obstructions like branches or wires.
  • Wear non-slip shoes to avoid slipping on slippery surfaces or cutting yourself on sharp edges.
  • Wear a hat with a long brim, sunglasses and sunscreen.

  • Take food and water for yourself and fishing buddy.
  • Be careful not to stab yourself on the spines on the fish's fins. Some fish, especially flathead and catfish have spines near the gills.
  • Carry a basic first aid kit and nail clippers to cut tangled line.
 

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