Saturday, January 10, 2009

The Ice Fisher

The Ice Fisher

This is Christer. I met him in Handen yesterday. He was ice fishing from the frozen Lower Lake Rudan. Before I stepped out on the ice he assured me that the ice was at least two decimetres thick, and strong enough to drive a car on! He was hoping to get rainbow trout or brown trout but had no fish luck on this occasion. Christer is retired after working 30 years for the Swedish Postal Service and has him plenty of time to fish these days. There was quite a few ice fishers at the lake today, all members of the same fishing club, Lilla Fiskelyckan. The weather had changed abruptly from yesterday and we had 4C and a clear blue sky. Which was nice.

4 comments:

arctic dreamer said...

All he needs is a thermos of coffee & a box to sit on & he's right at home!

roentarre said...

This is such a cool shot. I simply love it!

Jazzy said...

that's a great story!

Steffe said...

Thanks people. I have a few more photos from Rudan to come in the next couple of days.