The following tips will help you reduce your chance of a fishhook injury:
Fish with single hooks rather than multiple hooks.
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 pliers.
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.
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