Rules of the game
All sports have rules to keep participants safe, and fishing is no different. Young anglers starting their fishing adventures should be sure to follow these tips: Never go fishing without sunscreen, sun protective clothing and a hat. Learn to swim. The stronger a swimmer you are, the safer you’ll be around water. Never go fishing alone. Even when you’re with an adult or friend, always make sure someone knows where you’re going and for how long.
Check and respect the weather forecast. Accidents happen when you’re careless or mucking around (and you might miss the bite!). Be careful with hooks and knives; they’re for catching fish, not people. Take all your gear and rubbish, and leave all fishing spots the same, or cleaner, than you found them.