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Fishing Accidents

By August 13, 2009

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Fishing accidents happen. Most of them we would like to forget, but as long as we survived them they can be funny - to others. Ctenoid started a thread on the forum that lead to this article on accidents that have happened to me.

Have you ever had a fishing accident? Share your stories in the comments selection below. Maybe we can learn from what happened to you and avoid it. We all want to have good memories of our fishing trips so lets share tips to stay safe.

Fishing Accidents


August 13, 2009 at 8:14 pm
(1) A. Freund says:

Three friends went out in a boat the evening of April 30, 1978. One came back. Skipper, or lack thereof, sentenced a 12-year-old boy and one inebriated adult to death by having a painter (bow line) on his 12′ boat that was long enough to reach the prop of his outboard. The rope became entangled, and tightened to the point of bending the boat in half, throwing everyone into freezing water. Nobody had a PFD, not that they would have helped. Buddy and Danny died of hypothermic shock and drowning in a matter of minutes. Good for you if you can learn something from this story; it will save your life someday.

December 10, 2009 at 11:18 pm
(2) Mirwais Karimi says:

I went fishing along with my brother and some friends. we had no luck catching any fish for 2 hours. As my brother got frustrated, he let the anger get the better of him and somehow the fishing lure came to in contact with his hand and pierced through his hand. he was left with pain and he went unconcious for couple of minutes, we woke him up and released the fishing lure from his hand and he was in pain another 2-3 minutes but he was feeling okay after about 10 minutes, it was lucky it did not get worse, i guess it was like a warning for us to treat with care in future and practice catuion.

December 11, 2009 at 8:42 pm
(3) fishing says:

Yes, treat all hooks like they can hurt you – They can!

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