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Anglers Advised to Look Up, Look Out.

17.02.11

Fishing under Over Head Power Lines


Look Out, Look Up!

Every year making contact with overhead power lines causes electric shocks, severe burn injuries and sometimes death. Anglers can inadvertently put themselves in danger by fishing too close to the overhead electricity network.
Look out for overhead power line warning notices and signs prohibiting fishing or camping in certain areas of the site - they have been put there to ensure your safety.

Power lines normally have yellow 'Danger of Death' notices fitted to the poles or towers supporting them. To ensure your safety, all overhead lines should be treated as electric power lines and considered dangerous.

Always look out and look up for overhead lines before rods are assembled and before fishing begins.

For more information, download the Angler Safety leaflet produced by the Energy Networks Association HERE. You can also check which Distribution Network Operator covers the area where you are fishing by clicking HERE.

Wherever you fish, remember to look up, look out.

Information supplied by Central Networks.

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