Now THAT’S fresh sushi! Korean trout festival sees more than 100,000 try and catch a fish with their bare hands through holes in the ice

 

It’s fishing but not as you know it – forget about pushing the boat out, or even needing a rod and reel.
The Mount Trout Ice Fesival in Korea sees locals and tourists alike trying to catch fish with their bare hands.
More than 100,000 are expected to flock to the frozen river in Hwacheon, some 12 miles south of the demilitarised zone separating north and south Korea, for the three week event that begins today.
The river, in Gangwon-do, is known as the first in Korea to freeze over in winter.
Festival goers can be seen patiently waiting around small holes in the ice, then jumping with joy when they make a catch. Some people get so excited they even put the fish in their mouths or jump into a small pond cut into the ice especially for fishing.

 Barely room to move: The festival is so popular that participants have to search for a place to fish along the frozen river

Couldn't be fresher: A frost covered trout jumps in the air and fights to get back under the ice after being pulled from the river 

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