A person who has fallen through the ice does not drown because of poor swimming skills, but because of incapacitating cold water. Falling into 4 degrees Celsius water causes an adult to lose consciousness within minutes, and even less time in case of children.
No fish is worth losing your life. Before heading on the ice, one must wait until the ice cover is strong enough.
In 2015, seven people drowned while fishing, 4 of them in boating accidents.
In 2016, nine people lost their lives through fishing accidents, most of them (6 deaths) by falling through the ice.