Hwacheon mountain trout ice fishing festival

Posted on seawayblog

It could be strange but the crowd you are seeing in the above picture is actually fishing. They’re fishing for mountain trouts in ice holes during the “Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival” a wintertime celebration that draws nearly a million visitors every year during three weeks in January. Sancheoneo (Mountain  trout in English) is a fish in the Salmonidae genus of the Salmoniformes family which only inhabit cool, pure streams of 20 degrees Farenheit or below. The following pictures are taken during 2008 editon.

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