Ready with a hook, line, and sinker? Here are some fast facts about this luring sport:
Keep reading to find out what travel insurance can help you with if you’re planning to go fishing this holiday.
If you find yourself in deep water, we might be able to help:
You won’t be covered for anything arising from your fishing if:
Check tides, swell and weather conditions before setting out, and avoiding fishing in exposed areas during rough or large seas.
While fishing can be a fun solitary activity, if you're starting out, it might pay to learn the ropes from a more experienced friend.
On many boats, life jackets are compulsory, but as a precaution, they should be worn on land too. And if you're taking children fishing, they're even more important.
Fishing equipment can be dangerous, so it's important to seek guidance when you first start. When casting a line, look behind you, be very careful when unhooking fish, and store hooks so that they aren't exposed.
Like all activities near the water, alcohol should probably be avoided. After all, studies show that the chances of being involved in a boating accident doubles when there is alcohol involved. And since fishing and boating go together, it's best to abstain - and the same goes for fishing on land.
Yes, provided that you are not putting yourself at undue risk and take all reasonable safety precautions.
No, unfortunately, we don't provide cover for ice fishing.
We only cover fishing under ten nautical miles away from land mass.
When planning your fishing trip you should check with the local authority if you require a license to fish. If you are booking a charter, your provider should be able to provide you with this information.
There is a provision to claim for Cancellation Fees and Lost Deposits of unused travel arrangements if you have to cancel your trip or your trip is shortened due to claimable events such as injury/illness, and the fees cannot be recouped from the provider.
Under the standard Luggage and Personal effects benefit we provide cover for sporting equipment that you own up to $750, but we don't cover the equipment while it's in use. Note that we don't cover rental equipment.
Our Luggage and Personal effects benefit provides cover for items that are owned by you. For rental equipment you may need to check with the rental company if they have any additional protection options for you.
In an emergency, get yourself to hospital. As soon as it's possible, we advise that you or a member of your travelling party call our medical assistance team who will be able to liaise with you or the hospital.