Charter Boat Fishing Safety Tips
March 5, 2017
Getting out onto the open ocean to experience the thrill of deep sea fishing aboard a charter boat really is a fun time to be had by all. It makes for a very unique way to bond with family and friends, to do something different to the mundane and really experience some high seas adventure.
While the idea is for it to be fun and exciting, it’s also important to follow some safety precautions while on board the fishing charter to ensure the day is smooth sailing and not one filled with drama. Here are some tips to keep you safe and well while out on the water.
Listen To Your Crew
While the crew is on board to help man the vessel and make sure your day is a good one, even offering fishing tips and lending a hand in landing the big one, they are also there for your safety as well.
Always listen to the crew, heed their advice, and follow all on board safety rules and regulations. These precautions are in place to ensure the safety and enjoyment of everyone on board the fishing charter.
Obey the Catch and Size Limits
Fishing is something that can be enjoyed by all Australians, but every area has catch limits and minimum size requirements to be allowed to keep the fish. Without these limits fish stocks would eventually deplete, possibly leading to extinction of the species. Always follow the rules. If the crew says the fish is too small, put it back into the sea to live another day.
Don’t Risk getting Sea Sick
Even the most seasoned boaties can get sea sick in certain conditions when out on the open water. Don’t take the chance of sea sickness spoiling your big day. Drop into the pharmacy and pick up some travel sickness tablets before you venture out on your deep sea fishing adventure.
Make Sure You Use Protection
Meaning, take along a hat and lather on the sunscreen before venturing out onto the high seas. You want to be frying up your catch at the end of the day, not frying yourself. With the Queensland sun reflecting off all that water, you are bound to get sunburnt without sunscreen, and risk heat stroke if you don’t take a hat.
Be Aware of On Board Safety Equipment
Your fishing charter vessel will be equipped with some standard safety equipment such as life jackets, fire extinguisher, flares etcetera. Be sure to know exactly where this gear is so there is no delay in case of an emergency.
Sea Probe Fishing Charters
Based on the beautiful Broadwater on the Gold Coast, Sea Probe Fishing Charters has top of the line vessels, fishing gear, highly trained and very experienced skippers and crew to ensure your big day out on the water is a fun and memorable one. Give us a call today and make a booking for a deep sea fishing adventure.