Six inches at its thickest point, and as thin as glass in other places, intrepid reporter Stanley, left, punches through the ice on Pettengil Pond in Windham as Wright, waits to clear the hole.

More than ten holes were used for fishing traps last week. On Wednesday afternoon, the prize catch was a brown trout that Tyler gutted and sliced into steaks while a dog named Sam looked on, below. Undesirable fish caught, such as pickerel, were left out for passing seagulls to snatch up.

A little beer and some tangerine juice were the only things used to flavor the fish, right, which was cooked on a fire along the beach. Local authorities advise fishermen not to eat more than one a week from the pond.


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