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Deep Sea Fishing Travel Insurance

Deep Sea Fishing is a type of Fishing that is done in water that is deeper than 30 metres and a certain distance from the coast. It is sometimes also referred to as Open Water or Off Shore Boat Fishing. This particular type of Fishing is generally more dangerous than other types, such as Fishing on lakes or in shallow water for obvious reasons. The weather conditions,…

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Deep Sea Fishing is a type of Fishing that is done in water that is deeper than 30 metres and a certain distance from the coast. It is sometimes also referred to as Open Water or Off Shore Boat Fishing. This particular type of Fishing is generally more dangerous than other types, such as Fishing on lakes or in shallow water for obvious reasons. The weather conditions, waves and other elements play a major role.

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We provide cover for Residents of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and British Forces Posted Overseas.

Summary of Cover

Section & Cover Silver Gold Platinum
Cancellation or Curtailment £1,000 £3,000 £7,500
Medical and Repatriation £10,000,000 £10,000,000 £10,000,000
Personal Baggage £1,000 £1,500 £2,500
Personal Money £150 £500 £750
Delayed Departure £100 £1,000 £1,000
Missed Departure £250 £500 £1,000
Legal Expenses £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Scheduled Airline Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500

Deep Sea Fishing as a Sport

Deep Sea Fishing is not an activity for those who are starting out Fishing. Necessary skills and training for Deep Sea Fishing include First Aid, Navigation and Meteorology.

Deep Sea Fishing vessels are larger than boats used for Fishing on lakes or rivers, generally much sturdier in order to endure battering by waves, higher wind velocities and or weather conditions.

Although this is not a sport to be done on your own if you do not have any experience, there are many companies that offer recreational Fishermen the chance to hit the seas for some Deep Sea Fishing. The companies take care of all the technicalities of the trip; you only have to focus on catching some fish.

Popular game fish in Deep Sea Fishing, a particular type of Deep Sea Fishing is Big Game Fishing, include tuna, marlin, swordfish, tarpon, barracuda and even sharks. Fishing is done with sea rods with lines that can take weight up to 50 kilograms.

Common Injuries whilst Deep Sea Fishing

Deep Sea Fishing can be a very dangerous occupation, with those who make a living from the activity facing the possibility of injury or death each day. Fisherman can fall overboard and drown. Many are lost at sea as a result of this accident. There is always the possibility of drowning whilst at sea, so ensure you wear a life jacket. As well as this, a sudden change in the weather or an onset of bad weather can exponentially increase the danger of the trip. Pay particular attention to any children you may be Fishing with and make sure they are not near the water unattended.

Modern hooks are much sharper than they used to be. If Fishing hooks do become embedded in flesh then seek medical attention as soon as possible. Common injuries while Deep Sea Fishing include:

Before embarking on a Fishing holiday it is a good idea for each member of your group to receive CPR training from an organisation such as the St John's Ambulance.

Important Information

You must ensure that you are adequately supervised, that appropriate safety equipment (such as life jackets etc.) are worn at all times and you do not participate in Deep Sea Fishing for more than 90 days in any one Period of Insurance.

This activity does not provide Accidental Death & Disability Benefit or Personal Liability cover.

This Travel Insurance is underwritten by Travel Insurance Facilities and Insured by Union Reiseversicherung AG, UK. Travel Insurance Facilities are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Union Reiseversicherung AG are authorised by BaFin and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority.


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