A TWO-YEAR-OLD was left with a nasty injury on his face after he was caught with a fishing line while on a kayak.

Coby Brace was with his mother Amy at North Harbour beach near Eastbourne when the accident happened.

The pair were kayaking when a line was cast in front of them.

The wire cut into the boy’s face, leaving a nasty mark.

Amy, who lives opposite the beach, now wants to send a message to fellow parents about the dangers of fishing lines on beaches.

She shared an image of Coby’s wound as “a warning to all the parents out there in this summer season” saying she wanted to provide “a heads up to be mindful of the invisible lines when having fun”.

The 34-year-old said: “I personally don’t feel fishermen should be able to just rock up on any area of coastline and cast a line.

“I feel there should be designated areas for the public and for fishermen.”

Amy said she did not want to point the finger at anyone over the incident, which happened on Tuesday last week, but hoped to help others avoid similar situations.

She said: “The key for us is not to point blame but more that parents need to be mindful, as do fishermen. It’s not appropriate to fish wherever you like, especially when children are playing by the shore or in the water.”

Coby remains on antibiotics more than a week after the incident but Amy said his wound was healing well.

Fishermen do not need a licence for sea fishing.

Fishing information site British Sea Fishing states: “Anglers fishing from clear sea fishing marks such as beaches, rock marks, piers and breakwaters have no need at all for any kind of licence (as long as they do not catch and keep certain species).

“This is clear cut and means the vast majority of sea anglers can fish without worrying about licences at all.”

But it later adds that “ there are still restrictions on where anglers can fish from”.

The site states: “All piers around the UK are private property. On many piers anglers need to purchase a ticket to fish from them and must observe opening hours, while other ban fishing altogether.

“Similarly harbours, breakwaters and ports around the UK may ban or restrict angling, and there are a small number of private beaches and marine protected areas which anglers cannot fish, plus councils can bring in their own restrictions.

“As always it is the responsibility of anglers to check they are permitted to fish from an area.”

Eastbourne Borough Council said as the beach was privately owned by the Premier Marinas group it could not comment on restrictions for fishing there.

Premier Marinas has been contacted for comment.