ice fishing

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ice fishing

n
a form of fishing in which a line is lowered through a hole made in a frozen lake, river, etc
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Icefishing is marked by varied levels of activity--setting up, moving gear, augering holes--all can work up a sweat that will make you uncomfortable later if not properly managed.
Return flights are economy class from Manchester or Gatwick (winner's choice subject to availability), free use of thermal outer clothing, 1x day in snowy woodland wonderland, 1x husky dog sled ride, 1x kids' mini-skidoo ride, icefishing, tandem skiing, snow sculpting, hot drinks and lunch in a log chalet.
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Less skilled activities included icefishing, which involves dangling the bait through a hole drilled in the ice and waiting in the bitter wind for a bite - not my highlight of the trip.