Kids Safety Fishing

Kids safety fishing tips that include a buddy system, repellent, first aid kit and advice on sunscreen.

Kids safety fishing system. When you take the kids fishing, you must always set up a safety system, and here are a few tips on how to do just that. The first thing you must do is establish the rules.

For safety reasons, there should be no running and shows must be kept on. If using a casting net, be sure to look around before you throw it. Always set up a buddy system.

The youngest children need an adult “buddy” and constant supervision. Make sure each child, swimmers and non-swimmers alike, wears a personal flotation device at all times — on the boat, on the dock, or on the shore. Bring a long-handled fish net, not just for netting fish, but in case you need to reach out to someone in the water.

Bring a first aid kit. You should have a kit with medical supplies to deal with all manner of cuts and scrapes, bruises and bumps, bites and boo-boos. You’re likely to be some distance away from professional medical assistance so remember, in the meantime, you’re the doctor. Johnson & Johnson First Aid Pocket Pals are a smart addition to the tackle box.

Always bring sunscreen. The ultraviolet (UV) light of the sun can do a lot of damage to skin, eyes and lips. Outfit young children with proper sunglasses, a billed cap, and clothing appropriate to the climate and sun conditions.

Avoid fishing in the middle of the day. Cover face, neck, ears, the back of hands and all exposed skin with sunscreen with a sun protection factor of 15 or higher. Apply chap protection wax on lips. In addition, bring insect repellent for mosquitoes, ticks, bees and other bugs.


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