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.
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April 22, 2013
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