Fishhook Injuries - Prevention
The following tips will help you reduce
your chance of a fishhook injury:
- Fish with single hooks rather than multiple
- Consider using a barbless hook. It is safer for you and is
better for the fish if you plan on releasing it.
- Wear shoes, a hat,
and other protective clothing, such as eyeglasses or goggles, when fishing and
when walking in areas where people fish.
- Look around before casting
to make sure no one is behind you.
- When you fish, carry a
commercial fishhook remover, a large Kelly clamp, or sharp, side-cutting
When you go fishing, be prepared for a fishhook injury. If you
are prepared, you may be able to remove a fishhook, which may prevent a serious
injury and decrease your risk of infection.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
April 22, 2013
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