The skill set needed for ice fishing appears small, however personal character traits need to run deep. Whilst to the untrained eye this activity appears to be less than exciting, many locals regularly scatter along the ice in pursuit of a variety of fish which swim in the icy waters underfoot. The fishermen huddle together in groups for no doubt company, conversation, and sharing of limited equipment. This is truly a case of safety in numbers. Patience, stamina, and the ability to ignore the elements is essential, expats need not apply. Littering is not encouraged.
Anyone for Ice Fishing?
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Thanks for the glimpse of life on the Ural. I miss watching the river freeze and the fishing activity!
They certainly have some nerve the fishermen. The ice was cracking as they walked over it, we could hear it. I like to see cars and trucks on it first, before I go across!
Expats need not apply . . . except for Larry. We’re going to give it a try this winter (if we can figure out how it’s done).
Well that’s what happens when you throw down the gauntlet.