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Karamay starts ice fishing season
2016-12-05 source:Chinadaily
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Fishermen drive a trike atop an icy lake in Urho district to haul pre-set nets on Nov 28. [Photo/kelamayi.com.cn]
Teeth-chattering cold hasn’t dampened the spirits of fisherman in the northernmost reaches of Karamay, in China’s remote Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.

In fact, fishermen in the city’s Urho district have used the icy lakes to their advantage, by preparing fishing nets ahead of the winter season.

With most of Urho’s 10,000 mu (667 hectares) iced over, fisherman have begun cashing in their spoils of grass carp, pike and black fish.

Three fishermen amass a haul of fish from the icy waters of a lake in Urho district on Nov 28. [Photo/kelamayi.com.cn]