During the winter months, those earning their living by fishing in some parts of Western Armenia are now fishing in the icy waters of the Chorokh River.

The surface of one of the most fast flowing rivers in the world, the Chorokh of Bayburt city, is partially covered with ice. Despite the cold weather, the river is fished by traditional methods. The fishermen break the 40-centimeter-thick ice sheet, dig it and then start fishing.

A citizen who works in construction in the summer and earns a living by selling fish in the winter reports that he catches about 100 kilograms of fish each week using traditional methods.