Do not attempt to remove a fish hook unless it is impossible to get medical aid within an hour or two.
However, if help is far away, remember it is easier to push the point of the hook through and out of the skin by the shortest possible route than attempt to pull it out and rip the skin with the barb, unless you know how to do it using a piece of string and downward pressure. Remove the line from the hook first. Alternatively, if wire cutters are available, cut off the exposed barb and pull the hook back through the skin. Wash the area thoroughly (bathe with Hypericum and Calendula solution if possible). To prevent tetanus and other infections, get medical attention as soon as possible.