Imagine walking along the beach, prancing around with joy under the sunshine when suddenly, you feel a stabbing pain in your toe.
You picked it up and you screamed in horror because you see a sharp fishing hook pierced through your flesh.
By the way, you’re ten years old.
Now, before you think that was my non-existent imagination working overtime, it allegedly happened right here in Singapore.
Sharp Fishing Hook Pierced Through 10-YO Girl’s Toe While She Was Walking in ECP
On 11 Aug, Instagram user Fadhly Rosili took to the social media platform to relate the horrifying incident.
He and his family were out at East Coast Park for a family outing when his ten-year-old sister had a sharp fishing hook embedded in her toe.
Fadhly also commented that “it wasn’t easy” to remove the hook from his sister’s toe.
If it had gone any deeper, the family would’ve needed professional help, he added.
Anglers, Please Be Responsible
Fadhly publicly urges anglers in Singapore to be more responsible when they go about their hobby and make sure they do not leave hooks like these lying around.
The beach is a public space visited by kids to adults.
You are free to do your hobby but just be responsible and think of the safety of others.
He added that he has nothing against the anglers and this is just a reminder.
You can watch his full video below:
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To everyone who loves fishing, please be responsible to dispose your fishing hooks appropriately. The beach is a public space visited by kids to adults. You are free to do your hobby but just be responsible and think of the safety of others. My sister was just briskly walking at the beach and this rusty hook caught on her foot. It wasnt't easy to remove the hook, any deeper we will need to get the professional help. What was supposed to be a happy family outing, turns out to be terrifying for my sister. Please share this video for awareness. @allsingaporestuff @stompsingapore
Some Guidelines For Anglers:
Now, just to add on to Fadhly’s well-meaning advice to anglers in Singapore, here are some guidelines that might be good to keep to while you fish:
- Cast lures with care to avoid injuring others
- Fly fishing is not allowed
- Give way to pedestrians using the same pathway
- Use only carbon steel micro barb or barbless hooks and practice catch and release where possible
- Discard unwanted fishing lines, hooks and other rubbish into litter bins
- Otters may be spotted. Do not harm them
- Children should be accompanied by adults
No, Goody Feed didn’t come up with them; these are the guidelines that were put into place by PUB when they decided to permit fishing at several spots in Singapore.
By the way, did you know that you’re actually not supposed to fish along the canals except for a few designated places?