Tuesday, January 10, 2006

CBC Manitoba - Warm weather devastates ice fishery

Lake Winnipeg ice fishers say warm temperatures this winter have prevented them from dropping even a single net into the lake – and with no end in sight to the balmy weather, some are calling on the government for help.

The mild weather has prevented thick ice from forming, which means fishers can't drive their equipment onto the lake's surface. The warm weather has also delayed construction of winter roads that allow trucks to haul out caught fish.

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