Essentially, a fishing companion, or more, should be with you down by the shore. If not, try and fish close enough to others so that they can help out if needed. Keeping a whistle tied to you can also help you, should you have a sudden mishap.
All efficient shore fishers usually check off: Local timetables for tides, weatherproof clothing, hat, gloves, and a small first aid kit to handle grazes, cuts and occasional abrasions that happen more regularly by the shore.
Seaweeds and the general slime that thrives between ebb and full tides can be as lethal as black ice. Sensible footwear around coastal areas will minimize a soaking or bruising. Keeping a charged waterproof cell phone is wise, but it will not always receive cover in some coastal areas.
Distance casting is the key for shore fishing and a long surf rod or beach caster will ensure you can get your baits out to the feeding zones. These rods are usually three meters or more in length, but do not make good spinning rods.
If spinning is your thing, a long spinning rod that is light and long,but still sturdy enough to handle heavy spoons and long distance crankbaits.
Shore fish such as sea bass can be coaxed out of kelp and other hidey-holes; however, due to these types of habitats the risks of snags are unavoidable. There are some types of lures where the fishing hooks can be covered, such us a softbaits of rag worms or shrimps.Research beforehand the best fishing lures for your intended prey.
Live baits should be kept in a pail of water to ensure freshness and avoid them drying out.
Rinsing shore fishing equipment with freshwater immediately after your trips willsave cash.