I am holding on to the auger that cuts the holes in the ice
By this stage I am thinking "How big are the fish in here?"
After we had settled down Barry pulled out a heater.....FUCK YEH!! get that thing going. "Oh shit" I hear him say "Lloyd told me not to forget to fill it up"...........Are you fff....No....Surely not......Haha......Really? Turns out there was enough fuel to get it going but It took 3 goes and nearly an hour until it sustained combustion. After a while Barry commented that the heater was doing a good job, Lloyd was here by then, "We can't see our breath anymore". Seriously I could sit on that heater and it wouldn't even make my bum red, let alone burn me! Not that it mattered anymore, I was numb from the cold by now, later stages of hypothermia had kicked in!
The heater in question
I tried to put this one back but I don't think he faired to well from his ordeal
We caught heaps of little fish the size of whiting, I think he said they were perch, the keepers just get laid out on the ice to freeze, I took a handful of fish home to try but had to fillet them first. That night I started to fillet them when two fish decided they would come back to life and start flipping around on the table. These things had been frozen and had been out of water for over 7 hours???? Erin and Candice had to leave the room hahaha.
More adventures coming soon!!!