Personal Safety

The chance that you or a member of your family will be a victim of violent crime is low. Violent crimes are still comparatively rare and account for a very small part of recorded crime. But some people are still frightened that they, or someone close to them, will be the victim of a violent attack. 

Here are some tips:

  • Try to fish in pairs in the evenings
  • Carry a personal alarm
  • Insure your gear with personal insurance – if someone threatens personal harm give them your gear – you can always claim it back.
  • Carry a mobile and report any suspicious activity
  • When fishing under bridges look out for flying debris – people have been known to throw empty bottles at anglers. 
  • Try not to drink when you fish, the last thing you need is to be drunk and flailing around in the river trying to swim – it annoys the fish.