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Angling accidents-how many?


nathanhuynh
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Why is it that every season I fall in at least once? And see two more people fall in too. And almost always on the cast!

Why is it that once per year I make a fool of myself by hooking a big stick and thinking it was a PB carp, getting the net set up and all to see a massive rotten log covered in black mud surface!

And why is it that every year I hook a chair or bivvy on the cast, then end up falling flat on my face!

what other angling accidents do you encounter?

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Missed my chance at Red October one night at stupid o'clock because I was a bit groggy and thought I had a railway sleeper or tree hooked. I was getting a bit German with it and just as it started to move off and I realised it was a fish my line broke. That was about 8 yrs ago and I still think 'what if?'. I also cast into a tree across the river once and attempted to pull my rig out (50 lb braid). I wrapped something around my hand, wrapped the line and started walking away. When I heard the branches crack and a 'tschew' sound I half turned to look and caught my 3oz pear lead in the belly. It didn't go right in but blistered a hole in my abdomen, (and my t-shirt)...lots of blood too. Good thing I didn't get it in the head or it might of killed me.

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Last year I went a little too fast with my barrow trying to get over a tree root, stopped dead, upended, and I flew over the top and slid down onto my face.

 

 

I have also lost count the amount I times I have lightly touched my spomb onto the top of my bivvy and dumped its contents all over.

 

I haven't fallen in for years though, however I did lean on my stove just after using it, I only noticed after I could smell pork, I was fishing a high bank and jumped in to cool my hand! However it was the height of summer and I was already soaking after wading around earlier!

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My concern is a fish spitting the hook etc and the sinker/hook flying at your face as you are pulling it towards you. I had one of those incidents last year. The lead and hook flew left of me into a bush. I try to wear sunglasses where possible. A hook in the eye wouldn't be a laughing matter. I have seen pictures of it happening.

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My concern is a fish spitting the hook etc and the sinker/hook flying at your face as you are pulling it towards you. I had one of those incidents last year. The lead and hook flew left of me into a bush. I try to wear sunglasses where possible. A hook in the eye wouldn't be a laughing matter. I have seen pictures of it happening.

or even a 2 oz lead in the cheek.... ouch

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My concern is a fish spitting the hook etc and the sinker/hook flying at your face as you are pulling it towards you. I had one of those incidents last year. The lead and hook flew left of me into a bush. I try to wear sunglasses where possible. A hook in the eye wouldn't be a laughing matter. I have seen pictures of it happening.

or even a 2 oz lead in the cheek.... ouch

 

Yes where a hook may be painful a lead can be lethal, especially if it's one cracked off from a cast.

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