The following best practices should be considered for fishing operations:
- All fishing tool details shall be recorded on a drawing prior to running the tool. In particular, the safe working load for all fishing tools and associated equipment shall be determined.
- Internal diameters of fishing tools to be run shall be checked to verify that back-off tools can pass through.
- Where a twist-off has occurred, the fish shall be tagged prior to pulling out of the hole and the pipe shall be strapped on the trip out.