Safety

Angling can be dangerous, and it is sensible to take basic precautions and be aware of prevailing conditions.

Always ensure that someone knows where you are going and when you are likely to return so they can raise the alarm if you do not return as expected.

Always ensure when wading in a river that you have a suitable wading stick and a properly functioning flotation device before you enter the water.

Always remember to seek local advice before starting to fish at new locations so you are aware of potential hazards.

Be sure to visit a proposed new night fishing site in daylight to make sure you are familiar with all aspects of the river before you return in the dark – you don’t need surprises

When going on lakes in boats, please always ensure you have full safety equipment on board and that all are wearing suitable floatation devices. Ensure the boat is in proper order and is suitable for purpose.

When fishing from rocks and beaches, respect the power of the sea. Kerry faces the broad Atlantic, and anglers are swept to their deaths every year.