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Ice fishing in Toronto harbour

Posted by Staff / February 12, 2014

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Daniel / February 12, 2014 at 02:37 pm
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This man is a genius. Found the only up-side to this crazy cold winter!
Al Hunter (@rastalam) / February 12, 2014 at 03:16 pm
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Toronto harbour fish are good to eat?
phil replying to a comment from Daniel / February 12, 2014 at 05:15 pm
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I took that photo - I find the other upside to the weather are the photo-ops. Toronto in a snow grip has interesting photographic opportunities - dress warmly my friends
phil replying to a comment from Al Hunter (@rastalam) / February 12, 2014 at 05:17 pm
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Al - the guy in the photo claimed there was a recent government study that said the fish were ok to eat. i'd accept that with a grain of salt. i imagine it is only fish below a certain weight as they'd have accumulated less heavy metals
Rick / February 12, 2014 at 09:49 pm
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Is that off the polson pier area? How thick was the ice, and how deep were you? Catch anything?? I'd love to get out!!!!
phil marion / February 13, 2014 at 12:33 pm
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Not polson pier. I was photographing on Wards Island when I saw someone ice fishing a hundred meters off shore. The harbour rarely freezes over so I walked out to snap this once in a decade photo. He lives on Ward Island and the was taken about 150 metres north of Wards island towards the city. He said the ice was a couple feet thick - he needed an axe and augur.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/phil_marion/sets/
Rick / February 13, 2014 at 03:24 pm
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Thanks Phil, right off the Island would be my second guess. I don't think i've ever heard of someone in my lifetime ice fishing in Toronto Harbour, only in pics from the early 1900's have I ever seen people doing that. Great pics

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