Samantha Stokell

What a catch

In this image, circa 1923, Nellie Richardson proudly shows off a 34-pound Freshwater Ling Cod. Ms. Richardson caught the impressively-sized fish through the ice, near the mouth of Windermere Creek. The Richardsons were a pioneer family who lived for many years in Windermere. Burbot or Freshwater Ling Cod were an important food source for Aboriginal and pioneering families. Ling are now rare in Lake Windermere. If you have any more information, e-mail us at info@cv-pioneer.com. A.E.Fisher Photograph courtesy of the Ede Family Collection

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