Sunday, February 12, 2012

Catch of the Day

Catch of the Day

Gone Ice Fishing

The Fish Wardens

The weather was perfect for an ice fishing contest today. The sun was shining from a clear blue winter sky. The temperature had gone up considerable from earlier in the week and it was around 0 C when I arrived to Lake Rudan in Handen. The fishing club Lilla Fiskelyckan arranges an ice fishing contest at the lower lake every winter. This year they counted 25 people out on the ice, but for some reason only seven people took part in the contest. The winner had already gone home, but I did find one guy who had managed to catch a fish. The three guys on the last photo are the fish wardens at this nature reserve. The guy to the left is called Christer and I have met and photographed him a few times before.

12 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That made me laugh Steffe, the temperature had gone up to 0 degrees, that's crazy! Poor wee fishy!!

Luis Gomez said...

These are great Steffe!

Christer.J said...

great day and nice pics of fishing

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Looks like a good supper to me... mmmmm!

bitingmidge said...

Steffe, I watch your photos with great fascination. I have ice here too, but it's in small cubes at the bottom of my glass.

This year, we will return to Europe in Winter just to see how you manage it!

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Halcyon said...

I guess that's big enough to make dinner! Hope his wife doesn't mind cleaning it.

Lowell said...

Looks like a walleyed pike from Minnesota. Maybe if I was younger I could make sense of sitting on ice for hours to maybe catch a slimy, slippery thing that I would have to gut and scale in order to cook it and eat it! These days I get my fish cooked and frozen at the supermarket...

Steffe said...

Sure is better than -10 Grace.

If this had been the 1940s I'm sure she would have done it Halcyon.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment Christer.

I could have used a drink with ice this afternoon!

That's how I do it Lowell.

CaT said...

yuck, his finger in the gills?

Gunn said...

Nothing wrong with the other two images, but the top one is just GREAT!:)

Mark said...

Looks like great fun with a beautiful meal to finish with.

VP said...

Very nice set of pictures, with these temperatures I guess it is better for the fishes to end it quickly...