So, you have finally booked your fishing charter and you are all excited about the trip. Now it’s time to figure out what essentials to bring with you. We’ll help you out by listing some of the things that you must not forget.
Always ensure that you wear something warm and make sure its several layers regardless of where you may be going to fish. It is not uncommon for the weather to change even in the warmest of the days. If you are going for an inshore fishing trip in the morning, you need to keep warm so wear something heavy. You can take these off when it gets warmer within the day.
For safety reasons, it is recommended that you wear sandals or shoes that securely fasten your feet. Avoid flip flops as they stick to the wet deck when you step. Go for shoes with a toe and a heel strap. You can even choose to walk barefoot but be careful not to step on misplaced hooks or fish fins.
Bring any gear that protects your skin from the sun as well as water. These could be sunglasses, hats, sunscreen, lip balm, and a waterproof jacket. As mentioned, the weather at sea is unpredictable and what started as a sunny day can turn into a storm. So, it’s only safe to be ready for either situation.
Motion Sickness Medication
If you tend to be nauseous while at sea, you might want to be ready with some medication. Buying medication at a pharmacy away from home can be unnerving and you may not even get the same drugs you get while at home. Ensure to pack all the meds you need while still at home to avoid all the hassle when you get to your destination. Always consult with your physician on the best nausea drugs before you can buy them.