Fancy A Change? Try Ice Fishing.

Most regular anglers choose between three main types of fishing for their amusement. Either you like to go sea fishing, or fish in a river, or finally you might prefer to enjoy a placid day’s lake fishing.

However, there are also plenty of people – chiefly those who live in colder climates – who enjoy doing things another way. Namely, ice fishing.

This may sound like an unrealistic choice for those who live in warmer climes, but there is absolutely no reason why you cannot go on an ice fishing break should the fancy take you.

Indeed, for some places – among them the American state of Alaska – ice fishing forms a major part of their cultural tourist industry.

The fact that for many people in these regions ice fishing is a necessity, means that they have a strong knowledge of exactly how to do it right, and this makes for an endlessly entertaining change of pace for those who are used to standing in shorts and t-shirt while battling a warm water fish.

The equipment is slightly different and the experience can be a little jarring if you don’t deal well with icy conditions, but it can be genuinely good fun.

The pleasures of ice fishing may not be as widely known as those of riverbank fishing and sea angling, but they are certainly there nonetheless.

Anyone who has spent a few hours crouched by a hole in the snow trying to land a fish will admit that, at the very least, there is a real challenge to ice fishing which other forms struggle to replicate.

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