Ask for advice from locals and experienced anglers who know the area
Take time to observe the conditions - spend at least half an hour watching the wind and wave action before deciding whether the area is suitable. Think about what your fishing spot be like in a few hours time with different tides and weather
Angel Ring locations. Angel Rings are life bouys installed at popular rock fishing spots across NSW. Angel Rings can keep the victim afloat and away from the rocks until help arrives.
Always check and understand the weather conditions and tides before you leave home. This will help you to choose the safest possible location to go fishing
Plan an escape route in case you are washed in
Stay alert to the weather conditions
Weather conditions can prove hazardous for people not properly prepared for rock fishing.
If you are fishing in an exposed area during rough seas, find a calmer spot
Always watch the waves. Never turn your back on the ocean.
Monitor the weather and tidal conditions and be alert to any changes