Ullcatch discusses the importance of safety when rock fishing and give us some valid pointers.

A few key safety points to remember while rock fishing.

  • It’s important to let somebody know where you are going and to give them an estimated time of return.
  • Try not to go rock fishing alone if possible, 3 people is a good number. If one person gets injured, a second person can stay with them while the third person seeks help. On the bright side, it will give you someone to chat with.
  • Always bring a mobile phone with you, making sure the battery is charged.
  • Foot wear is very important, try and where non-slip soles if possible. These will aid you over slippery rocks and seaweed and support your ankles while travelling over sharp uneven rocks.
  • Wear lightweight, breathable comfortable garments.
  • It is very important to have an understanding of the area where you are fishing, (observe first, fish and later) spend some time watching your intended spot before fishing to give yourself an idea of the swells/waves cycle.
  • If you have a life jacket wear it. Lifejackets today can be near weightless. I am on the lookout for a new one.
  • Also never turn your back to the sea.

They are just some tips that we go by when rock fishing, and they have made all our trips enjoyable, to be honest, accidents hurt — safety doesn’t.

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Wrasse on lure hook
Wrasse on lure hook

Martin McGowan 087 3152516 or Eugene Farrelly 0864044671
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