Beware of submerged objects. Always enter the water feet first.
Cold water in lakes can be dangerous – it is often much colder beneath the surface than you think.
Do not play near the edge of riverbanks – they can crumble away suddenly.
Do not retrieve model boats by wading in.
Never walk on ice covered waterways.
Reeds and grass often obscure the edge of the pond.
The banks of a pond may be weak and give way under your weight.
When angling always make sure an adult is with you.