5 Important Safety Tips to Observe When Fishing Lake Savant, Ontario

Fishing can be pleasant, fun, and relaxing. Nothing spoils that experience faster than a painful injury. Accidents can be prevented. This infographic highlights what you can do to avoid and deal with fishing dangers.

5 Important Safety Tips to Observe When Fishing Lake Savant, Ontario

A safe and successful day fishing on the water does not just happen. Accidents are always unexpected. Follow these safety tips and be safe.

1. Wear a Life Jacket.

Canadian law requires that every person in a watercraft wear a life jacket.

The life jacket must be approved by the Canadian government.

A US approved life jacket cannot be substituted.

Boaters not wearing life jackets account for most Canadian boating fatalities.

2. Have a First Aid Kit and Safety Equipment onboard.

Your first aid kit needs to have:

  • Bandages – large and small
  • Wound cleanser
  • Insect repellent / Insect bite treatment
  • Sunblock / Sunburn ointment
  • Pliers for hook removal

Your safety equipment should include:

  • Flashlight
  • Rope
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Visual signal device
  • Sound signal device (for fog, night)
  • Knife (to cut line from fouled propeller, etc.)

3. Practice Sharps Safety.

Wear angler’s gloves. These will protect you from:

  • Fish barbs
  • Sharp scales
  • Teeth (some species have them)
  • May help against a hook

Watch for other anglers when casting.

Watch novice anglers using knives.

4. Keep a Tidy Boat.

Avoid trip hazards:

  • Keep lines neatly coiled.
  • Stash the landing net in a handy place not under foot.

5. Watch Your Environment.

  • Look for underwater hazards
  • Layer your clothing
  • Keep water and shore unlittered