hook impaled in forearm just past the barb.
To remove fish hooks when impaled past the barb, follow these
- Press firmly on the eye of the hook.
- At the same time use a cloth, string, or some type of
wrap that can be wrapped around the curved portion of the
- While pressing on the eye, pull with one quick motion
on the attached cloth. This is virtually painless. Irrigate
the wound and bandage.
is a great sport not void of its own injuries. This young
boy acquired a fish hook in an unlikely location. When a fish
hook is embedded on the face it is NOT advisable to use the
above technique. The pull and jerk method above would cause
more pain. This fish hook was removed by anesthetizing the
area and slowly maneuvering the hook out of the entrance hole.
In the outdoors, if available, one can use ice, liquid Benadryl
as an anesthesia before removing the hook. Always remember
to clean and irrigate the wound and making sure your tetanus