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Fishing and Security

Sport fishing is always "at risk"! This means that you are responsible for your own safety and that you behave in a way that presents no danger to those who fish near you. Or for nature and the environment. Safety is as obvious as fishing equipment. And just as obviously it is to handle the equipment with the same requirements and skill to handle his fishing rod.

The most serious accidents affecting anglers are drowning, fractures and that "hooks itself". Every year drown a dozen people in Sweden in connection with fishing, usually from smaller boats, often without safety equipment. Sometimes the influence of alcohol.

Think safety before the fishing trip as carefully as you pack everything else. Check weather forecasts and have strict control over the flow of water! Test how you work in your life jacket when you end up in water. It is a surprising experience. The life jacket should be right donned with crotch straps and buttoned up to the neck. The swimming school get to practice klädsim and that knowledge is a bit of a commodity that needs to be updated for every age. Realize what happens if you fall down in the water with waders. The legs float up and the body pressed down! Squeeze the air out of his pants when you put on them, and "frequent" with a tightened belt. It can provide some vital seconds to get in the right position.

Patch, dressing, swabs for cleaning and painkillers are included in the equipment. And the basic knowledge of lifesaving, omplåstring and how to cleave a broken arm / leg. practice before. If an accident occurs, it is hurry. Time is a factor of safety.

Goggles is a cheap insurance policy that prevents sharp hooks and keep a safe distance from other fishing. Remember that littering is a safety issue for other anglers and for the animals! Glass, metal and plastic have no place in nature. Do not dispose of discarded fishing line. They can entangle the feet of birds.

Keep your cell phone välladdad and waterproof case. Another precaution is to leave the message was thinking fish and when you expect to be back. And of course: advise when you are at home again!

And last but not least. Be very careful with fire! Extinguish the fire after you even if it rains.