This has got to be the strangest catch ever from an ice fishing session.

Nicholas Colangelo and friends went out ice-fishing in Pennsylvania, no doubt hoping to net themselves another monster like the Musky the fisherman pulled from the water just a few weeks back.

Nicholas Coangelo with the massive musky he caught on a previous, more successful ice-fishing trip. Photo: Facebook

Instead, they found themselves pulling in possibly the weirdest catch ever - a very bedraggled-looking Merganser duck.

As various people pointed out in the comments under the video, it was also probably the luckiest catch ever - for the duck at least.

While the Merganser is capable of diving for brief periods, it's incredible that it was still alive under the ice - especially given Mergansers usually migrate southwards to rivers that are ice free.

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