Overhead Powerlines

BEWARE Overhead power wires can kill

  • Always observe prohibition notices
  • Never carry a rod vertically whilst walking along rivers or canals
  • Avoid fishing close to ANY overhead wires
  • Always look up BEFORE starting to fish
  • Nylon monofilament can conduct electricity
  • Waders or Wellington boots may not protect you against a shock
  • Remember overhead cables may be less than 20ft above the ground
  • Electricity can arc

Members are reminded that all rivers canals & pools are dangerous. Wading should be avoided whenever possible, otherwise undertaken with extreme caution.