With the blistering hot temperatures we are having recently please ensure you look after yourselves and the fish when out fishing.

For the safety of the fish:

It is important to remember that the water will be much warmer and warmer water means less oxygenated.  Fish care should be paramount in these conditions.

  • Do not retain fish in slings or nets
  • Ensure your unhooking mat is wet before laying a fish on it
  • Have a bucket of fresh water ready (not water that has been sitting getting hot in the sun)
  • Return fish as quickly as possible

For your own the safety:

  • Wear sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses
  • Sit in the shade where possible
  • Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.