Our client Although Anglers First Insurance provides comprehensive fishing tackle insurance from as little as £99 per year.
AFI assumes that you'd prefer to not lose your favourite rod, or be without equipment whilst waiting for it to be replaced, and have outlined some key steps to avoid having to do this.
The company says "Most accidents are avoidable, and it's amazing how many people damage their rod whilst getting ready to fish - or when putting their tackle away."
Stepping on a rod section is one of the most common ways of damaging equipment, but others include;
- Damaging your ferrules whilst pulling sections apart with a twisting motion.
- Snagging your rod on the ground whilst walking along a riverbank with an already assembled rod.
- Muddy or dirty rod joints. Anglers First also suggest checking your rod sections and reel for dirt or grit before packing fishing tackle away.
And whilst you ARE fishing, they also suggest NOT just yanking your line free if your line gets snagged up, as you may damage your rod too.
However, accidents happen. Items get broken, or worse still, stolen, and that's why more and more people are insuring their fishing tackle with Anglers First Insurance.
Anglers First Insurance is underwritten by Hiscox. See www.anglersfirstinsurance.co.uk
Posted on Sun, 10 February, 2013
by IWM Design