How to Make a First Aid Kit for Fishing

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15-05-2019, 16:00
Updated: June 27, 2017 Fishing is an enjoyable activity as you can sit back and enjoy nature's idyllic settings. However it is always best to bring along a first aid kit customized for fishing accidents.


  1. There are two ways which you can obtain a dedicated first aid kit for fishing. You can simply buy one pre-made at any decent fishing tackle shop. Prices range from $100-150. There are also some great sites on the internet which sell these kits.
  2. The other way to create a fishing first aid kit is to get a basic first aid kit and add items specialized towards a fishing trip.
  3. A basic first aid kit goes for a range of prices with the top-end ones costing up to $200. A basic first aid kit should contain:
    • Adhesive plastic strips x 30
    • Adhesive dressing tape: 2.5 centimeter (1.0 in) x 5 centimeter (2.0 in) x 1
    • Triangular bandage x 1
    • Non-adhesive dressings x3
    • Disposable latex gloves x 1
    • Sterile tubes of saline solution (minimum 10ml) x 3
    • Medium combine dressing pads (9 x 20cm) x 1
    • Gauze bandage 5 centimeter (2.0 in) width x 1
    • Blunt scissors (for cutting gauze and bandages) x 1
  4. After obtaining your basic first aid kit, you can add other important components. Most of these you will find at home and the others at a chemist.
  5. Here are the things which you should obtain:
    • Tube of antiseptic cream x 1 (For minor cuts in order to prevent infection)
    • Sunburn lotion (relief cream) x 1
    • Small bottle of Betadine x 1 (A basic antiseptic for wounds to kill germs and stop infection)
    • Tweezers x 1 (To remove splinters or foreign matter in a wound)
    • Instant ice pack (For bruising and surface injuries)
    • Pack of tissues x 1 (For cleaning generally)
    • Insect bite cream x 1 (For mosquito bites, or worse)
    • Pain medication such as Panadol or Nurofen x 1
    • Cotton balls and tips x 20
    • If the first aid kit is stored in a soft pack, purchase a sturdy tool-box with compartments in order to organize the items and protect sterile equipment in the messy environment of fishing.


  • If fishing or swimming at the beach, keep a liter bottle of vinegar in the boot. It could save a life in case of jellyfish stings.
  • When boat fishing, place flares in the first aid kit as they will stay dry and you will know where to find them in an emergency.
  • You don't always need every single item listed above. It can be simplified to suit your budget.

Things You'll Need

  • All the items listed above.
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