Fishing Safety Gear: The most important items you should buy

Fishing safety gear is the most important side of any fishing trip, and being prepared for that just in case moment will be helpful to you. We all seem to concentrate on the fishing tackle itself first, leaving safety items to the end. Our safety gear selection is often more because we think we ought rather than because we know we should.

Onyx MoveVent Dynamic Paddle Sports Life Vest

Safety when out fishing is the priority we should all take seriously. A simple slip or change in the weather can alter a fun time into a serious situation. To assist in keeping you, your family, and fishing friends safe, I have chosen 12 products that are worthy of consideration. Take a moment to consider the type of fishing you undertake and which items would help the vent of the unexpected occurring. Should you have one or more of these along with your fishing gear?

Safety gear does not need to be of the life-saving level we automatically presume. Some of the items here will provide safety to ensure your health and wellbeing or assist in relocating you when out in the middle of nowhere.

Try and spend a little time with a pen and paper and work out the possibilities of what could go wrong. It is better to consider the potential problems sat in the comfort of your own home than when they occur out on the water.

Let’s take a look together:

Here’s the 12 top picks for fishing safety gear you should consider buying:

  1. Cut Resistant Gloves
  2. Throw Rope Throw Bag
  3. Polarized Sports Sunglasses
  4. Emergency Survival Kit
  5. Traction Cleats for Walking 
  6. GPS Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon 
  7. Safety Kit for Boating 
  8. Paracord Bracelet
  9. Paddle Sports Life Vest
  10. Fishing Hats with Face Mask
  11. UV Face Shield Multipurpose Neck Gaiter
  12. Portable Survival Lanterns

1. Cut Resistant Gloves:

MAFORES Cut Resistant Glove

Now, this first item, a cost resistant glove, may not be your first choice when it comes to safety items. But if you are out on a boat in the wonderful sunshine and slip with a filleting knife, you are going to make a mess of your hand. This glove will help reduce any accidents occurring whilst cutting the bait up.

The cut-resistant glove has reached the highest rating in the market and has passed the ISEA A9 cutting test. The stainless steel glove is 16 times stronger than a level 5 glove bringing your hands far better protection. No matter what bait you are cutting up, the glove can easily be cleaned with water and soap. The glove is also dishwasher safe for extra ease of cleaning. Don’t risk your fingers; consider a glove for your safety.

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2. Throw Rope Throw Bag:

Goglobe Throw Rope Throw Bag 60 Feet

Every water activity safety kit requires a Goglobe throw rope to help handle those unexpected boating emergencies. A throw rope is an integral part of the coast guard boat safety kit, even when you can still see the shoreline. This easy to throw floating soft bucket is the perfect way to keep 60 feet of safety throw rope easily accessible and compact enough to be used on a kayak.

Clearly an item we hope to never need but at such an economical price one that is an affordable must have for when out on the water.

Product Details:

  • Color: Yellow and Orange
  • Material: PP (Polypropylene) and Polyester
  • Rope: Diameter 10/32″ (8mm), Lenght 60 Feet (18m) 
  • Test: 550lb (250kg) 
  • Bag size: 7.8″x5.2″x4.3″ (20×13.5x11cm) 
  • Net Weight: 1.1LB (490g) 

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3. Polarized Sports Sunglasses:

RIVBOS Polarized Sports Sunglasses

With this pair of polarised sunglasses, you get 100% UVA&UVB protection against the sunlight. The lenses filter 100% of all UVA/UVB/UVC and harmful blue light up to 400nm. Not only that, the lenses al restore true color, eliminate reflected light, scattered light, and protect your eyes perfectly.

Product Details:

  • Plastic frame.
  • Polycarbonate lens.
  • Polarized.
  • Mirror Coating coating.
  • Bridge: 30 millimeters.
  • High-grade Switzerland TR 90 material frame.
  • Super Lightweight, stylish, and Durable.
  • Dimension-Lens height:40 mm (1.57 inches); lens width:64mm (2.52 inches); leg length:140mm(5.51 inches); nose bridge:30 mm ( 1.18 inches); frame length:140 mm (5.51 inches).

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4. Emergency Survival Kit:

Survival Gear and Equipment 12 in 1

With this survival kit, you are better prepared for any emergency. This accessories kit is the perfect companion to help keep you safe and have peace of mind while you’re hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, backpacking, or off on your adventures.

Product Details:

  • 12-in-1 survival kit.
  • Emergency blanket
  • Emergency window breaker.
  • Flashlight.
  • Wire saw.
  • 7-in-1 spork.
  • Pocket bellow.
  • Firestarter.
  • Tactical pen.
  • Water bottle clip.
  • Tactical knife.
  • Saber card. 

The items in this survival kit are packed into a durable, waterproof easy to carry case that is the size of a small book. 

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5. Traction Cleats for Walking:

(Yaktrax Walk Traction Cleats for Walking on Snow and Ice)

Now I know this may not be the most obvious choice for a safety item on a list like this, but having slipped on ice and been injured, I won’t go anywhere without them come winter. A simple item that is easy to fit and use outweighs its usability costs and gained safety.

The cleats are lightweight and slip onto the footwear, making fitting ever so easy. They are made of abrasion-resistant 1.2mm steel coils with a zinc coating to prevent rusting—the polyester outer band helps secure the shoes. Don’t slip up; take a look, and secure those feet to the surface.

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6. GPS Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon:

ACR 2831 RLB-41 GlobalFix V4 EPIRB Highly visible LED strobe

When you’re setting out on your next boating adventure, it’s important to have the safety equipment you can count on. Designed with high-efficiency electronics built for performance, the GlobalFix V4 GPS Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon or EPIRB provides the only direct link to Coast Guard, letting them know who you are, where you are, and that you need help.

With this item, the EPIRB will relay your location to a vast network of search and rescue satellites, allowing local first responders to get you home more easily. There is also the advantage of an advanced satellite testing and messaging service that comes with it.

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7. Safety Kit for Boating:

Goglobe Boat Safety Kit for Boating

Accidents happen while boating, even where you can see the shore. That is where this boating safety kit will improve your odds. Give yourself an edge with this Marine safety kit! For a small boat with a few of us anglers heading out, this is my perfect choice for the job of safety. The contents will cover all you could need, as you will see from the items listed below.

Product Details:

  • Commercial Quality Ventilated Bag: Designed to float. High visibility is red with reflective tape. Four handy compartments. Constructed of durable nylon fabric 
  • Rescue Throw Bag: 60 Feet heavy-duty bright yellow rope designed to float. A high visibility bag with reflective tape keeps the rope tangle-free. 
  • Distress Flag: Complies with U.S. Coast Guard requirements in 160.072. Stretch size 3’x3’ (90x90cm). Made of heavy-duty plastic. Orange emergency color with SOS markings 
  • LED Strobe Light: Turn on automatically at night, turn off automatically in the day, continuous 15 – 40 nights (Batteries are not including)
  • Multi-Tool: Stainless steel / 12 tools in 1 / Stored inside a nylon pouch 
  • Water-resistant flashlight: LED Flashlight / Water-resistant IP44 / Shockproof / Batteries are not including
  • 5-In-1 Survival Whistle with Lanyard: Whistle \ Compass \ Signal mirror \ Waterproof match holder \ Lanyard 
  • Thermal Blankets (Retains 90% of Body Heat):
  • Personal First Aid Kit: Contains the usual necessities.

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8.Paracord Bracelet:

Atomic Bear Paracord Bracelet

Imagine being out in the countryside, and by accident, you lose your backpack and all it contains. This is when the bracket will come in handy. What you get are 5 survival gear essentials in just one bracelet: fire starter, reliable compass, loud emergency whistle, emergency knife, and 12 feet of military-grade paracord. The Cobra bracelet is adjustable to fit small and big wrists. Perfect outdoor enthusiast’s gift and gadget.

Let’s say you capsize and manage to get to shore and you are wet; you can use the flint steel to start a fire and secure a shelter using the paracord to fight hypothermia. This is why I would consider adding the Cobra to my tactical gear and wear it for fishing. What do you think?

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9. Paddle Sports Life Vest:

Onyx MoveVent Dynamic Paddle Sports Life Vest

There is not much I should need to say when it comes to wearing a life jacket. I mean, why you wouldn’t wear one when out on the water. This is why I have included one of the many variations available to you, and this was the top-selling one of them all when I wrote the article.

The Onyx MoveVent Dynamic life vest features a sculpted flexible foam design that conforms to your body and stays in place when paddling. This U.S. Coast Guard-approved vest is designed using heavy-duty nylon fabrics to resist tears and punctures and is available in sizes to accommodate all body types.

There are mesh ventilation panels on the vest front and the lower back to keep you cool and SOLAS grade reflective material for visibility. The vest has an expandable zippered pocket and a lash tab for small accessories, which will come in very handy.

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10.Fishing Hats with Face Mask:

icolor Sun Cap Fishing Hat

General common sense places this item on the list. With the sun reflecting off the water, protection should always be considered to reduce burning and potential sunstroke. This lightweight item is quick to dry and provides 360-degree protection for you. What I also like is that to helps protect me from the mosquitos.

The material provides UPF 50+ protection and is made from 100% nylon, allowing for a windproof and waterproof fabric hat with flaps. The hat will also fold up neatly for ease of storage when not needed, keeping things hassle-free.

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11.UV Face Shield Multipurpose Neck Gaiter:

S A – UV Face Shield 5 Pack

This type of apparel is one I am only just getting used to, but it is one that I am tending to use a great deal more often when out fishing. This version is made with 100% polyester and has an elasticated closure. The material provides a UPF 40 protection factor, and not only will it protect you from the sun’s rays, but it will also help reduce the dust getting to you.

The comfort of these items was far better than I expected. They are comfortable when wearing, and the designs available are splendid, to say the least. Finally, I think you will be surprised at the low price for these, making them what I would class as value for money.

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12. Portable Survival Lanterns:

Vont 2 Pack LED Super Bright Portable Survival Lanterns

I will consider this when I am fishing over a few nights rather than for a short trip. The lamp consists of 30 bright LEDs providing light through 360 degrees of darkness. With a battery life of over 90 hours, that I=is 3x longer than other lanterns in the market, so I chose this example.

For was of carriage, it is compact and lightweight. The lamp is made with aircraft-grade materials; it will survive a 10-foot drop. Not only that, it can be temporarily submerged if an accident occurs. This lantern is the original patented version and has better materials than inferior copies on the market.

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Article Conclusion:

I hope this list has been an excellent start for you in getting some ideas. Now, feel free to enjoy the rest of the year out, catching your favorite fish species of fish.

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