Inland Fisheries Ireland is reminding anglers to follow safety guidelines on the water and to be aware of potential dangers and risks. Anglers are also reminded to follow HSE and Government advice regarding physical distancing and outdoor gatherings.
According to the latest figures from Water Safety Ireland a total of 105 people drowned in Irish waters last year.
As angling is a water based activity, anglers often have to deal with changing conditions and hidden dangers. Inland Fisheries Ireland is reminding anglers to exercise great care for their own safety and that of angling partners. While wearing a life jacket on a boat is mandatory Inland Fisheries Ireland would advise anglers to wear one when on or near water.
Inland Fisheries Ireland has a detailed guide to safety at http://www.fishinginireland.info/safety.htm. You can also download a free copy of the information leaflet Safety on the Water – Angling Safety