We got better at ice fishing. Correction. Jane got better at ice fishing. I got better at taking pictures of Jane while ice fishing. 😉
This February day was just perfect. Yes, the ice was crazy, with lots of currents, thawing, shifting, and a generally chaotic surface, but the weather was balmy. Most people were out for a stroll, including young families.
We set up “camp”. I dug a hole (you can see the ice staff stuck in the ice), and Jane and a friend got busy.
So it starts with a tug on the line. Now, Uummannaq fjord is really, really deep, and so it’s easy to have a line that is fifty metres or longer. Easy. So there’s nothing but hard work when you get a nibble. Which makes it very important for me to preserve my role as photographer!
If you’re unlucky you snag an old fishing line on the bottom – feels like you’ve got a whale on the other end – and it’s hopeless. But, if you’re lucky, this happens:
Followed by this:
Depending on “where” we were fishing, the dogs got the catch.