Saturday, 25 December 2010

Unbelievable!

Imagine an Eskimo stooped over a hole he has cut in the ice to catch some fish for supper. While on my daily walkabouts I have twice now seen local anglers fishing through holes in the frozen river Nene. The only difference was they were sitting on the bank not the ice. That’s what you call devotion to the sport.

The snow that I spoke of on Wednesday didn’t last long. It only snowed for a short while and then turned to rain. Later in the afternoon it snowed again briefly but with the ground being wet it didn’t settle and during the evening it started to freeze over. Walking to the Model Railway club meeting I began to wonder as to the wisdom of going as the footpath’s were treacherous. Wednesday’s weather was very weird as all around Cambridgeshire they were reporting 2-4 inches of snow and yet around here we barely got 1 inch.

2 comments:

Jaqueline Almdale said...

Hi Dot & Derek,
In the USA, in Minnesota, folks have ice houses they haul out onto the ice and they ice fish regularly throughout the winter. It isn't unusual for hundreds of fisherman to engage in this winter spectacle--er sport. Watch the movie "Grumpy Old Men" with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau to see it in action.
Happy Christmas!
Jaqueline
Cloudhouse
Pullman WA USA

Derek and Dot said...

Hi Jaqueline
Yes I do remember seeing that years ago. Such a shame we cant all be in Sunny Hawkes Bay New Zealand where I have spent Christmas Day with Family.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you