A family day on the water is ideal, and to keep it fun you’ll need a few safety tips for fishing with kids. The joy of watching a child catch a first fish, a personal record, or a new species is easily overshadowed by injury. Here are 10 tips on how can you keep the kids safe and sound!
SAFETY TIPS FOR FISHING WITH KIDS
Protective eyewear. Polarized sunglasses are ideal for reducing eye strain and for spotting fish, but they’re invaluable for protection from branches when walking into a pond or from lures being tossed by other kids. If you’re night fishing add a pair of clear glasses from a hardware store.
Barbless hooks. Should a child (or an adult) be snagged, barbless hooks are far easier to remove. Barbed hooks are important when baitfishing, and a serviceable option is to slightly bend them down.
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