No matter how many hours you spend fishing, you need to make sure you are protected from the sun. Overexposure to the sun’s harmful rays is not only painful, it can age your skin, cause premature wrinkling, and even lead to skin cancer.
Because “not fishing” is never an option, you need to take the right steps to protect yourself. Use these 10 helpful tips for sun protection the next time you go fishing:
Fish Early and Late in the Day
The early morning and late evenings are not only great times for catching more fish, they are also better for protecting you from the sun. The sun is much stronger during the middle of the day, and sunburns can come quicker when the sun is at its highest.
Fish in the Shade When Possible
If you’re fishing from the shore of a river or lake, find a shady spot under a tree. If you’re fishing in a boat, move into a shady spot if you can. This may not always be possible, but trying to stay in the shade is a great idea when fishing.
Lightweight Fishing Gloves
There are some excellent gloves that are designed just for anglers. They are light, flexible, and offer sun protection for your hands and fingers.
Long Sleeve Pants
You might not think about it, but your legs need to be protected too, especially if you are fishing from a canoe or kayak. Wearing lightweight long pants is a great way to keep your legs protected from painful sunburns.
Wide Brim Hat
There are plenty of top-quality fishing hats that protect your skin from the sun and look good, too. Sometimes a baseball cap isn’t enough, so go out and find yourself a comfortable wide brim hat before your next fishing adventure.
Sunglasses protect your eyes and the skin around them from being overexposed to harmful UV rays. Wear a high-quality pair of sunglasses that allow you to see clearly and keeps your eyes comfortable.
This is really important for many reasons, but staying hydrated can also help protect your skin. When you go fishing, take more water than you think you need, and keep it in a strong bottle that won’t let the water warm too quickly.
Always Use the Right Sunscreen
The American Association of Dermatology recommends using broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against UVA and UVB rays. They also recommend sunscreen that is water resistant and at least SPF 30. Alway remember to reapply after a few hours of fishing.
Long Sleeve Shirts from Breathe Like a Fish
Long sleeve shirts are essential for sun protection. While you might think that wearing a long sleeve fishing shirt would mean excessive heat, our shirts use mircodenier polyester and breathable mesh on the underside of the arms and bodice for a cool, comfortable feeling.
Element Mask from Breathe Like a Fish
This is one of the most important pieces of sun protection you can find. The Element Mask uses high-quality materials that protect you from the sun and help keep you cool, making it an essential part of any fishing wardrobe.
By using these simple and effective tips, you can stay on the water longer and give yourself more time to catch fish!
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Visit our online store to browse through some of the best sun protection clothing available.
You can find items for men and women, and everything we create is designed to help be more comfortable while fishing. Give yourself the best sun protection by wearing high-quality fishing gear from Breathe Like a Fish.