Something over looked by many fisherman
isn't a dangerous sport,
are adventurous, rambunctious, curious and fun loving. The result is
that they naturally love the outdoors, but also have greater exposure
to the dangers of the wilderness than the average adult.
must be the number one concern an adult has for children who are
learning to fish and to enjoy the outdoors.
Checking with the rangers or other authorities in the area where you'll be fishing can provide priceless, but free, information about local dangers and how to avoid them.
The adult must know how to identify and avoid dangers in order to help a child avoid them.
The adult must also know how to provide first aid in case prevention doesn't work and the child is injured or exposed to poisonous plants.
very useful item for snakebites and insect bites is a syringe-style
Stinging nettles can be treated using wet sand to scrub off the invisible stinging hairs, followed by wet moss packed on the area for cooling and soothing relief.
oak and poison ivy reactions can be prevented by immediately washing
the area with soap and water and by spraying on a cheap aerosol anti-perspirant
With all of the safety and first aid products and information available, the most important thing for an adult to do is to be a good example of outdoor and fishing safety.
baiting hooks, keep a firm grip on the bait. The movements of
slippery worms or minnows can cause serious hook injuries. Handle
lures having clusters of double or treble hooks with special care.
ON THE BANK OR SHORE
your rod or pole. Protect curious children and animals from painful
injuries by returning loose hooks and lures to your tackle box. Watch
your backcasting clearance: avoid trees, bushes and especially
people. Help prevent erosion:
IN LAKES OR STREAMS
Shoes should always be worn
whether fishing on shore, in a boat, or wading in the water.
In a boat, shoes designed to keep your feet from slipping in a wet boat could help prevent you from taking an unexpected dip into the water.
Watch the weather
In a storm, seek shelter on shore in a building or vehicle.
Anything wet can conduct electricity, even your boots! A wet fishing line wrapped around a power line can kill you....the electricity can travel down the fishing line and through you. On shore or in a boat, avoid overhead power lines.
On the stream bank, don't cast near electric fences or power lines. Take a tip from the cows, stay away from electric fences! Watch sprinkling systems....those electric power users are another danger. Don't try to catch an animal in a pipe. Many people have been killed lifting the ends of pipes near power lines. If a rabbit, gopher, or snake crawls into a long aluminum irrigation pipe, leave it there. Don't try to dump it out. Never lift a metal pipe higher than your head.
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