Catch fish with Mike Ladle.

Catch Fish with
Mike Ladle


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For anyone unfamiliar with the site always check the FRESHWATER, SALTWATER and TACK-TICS pages. The Saltwater page now extends back as a record of over four years of (mostly) sea fishing and may be a useful guide as to when to fish. The Freshwater stuff is also up to date now. I keep adding to both. These pages are effectively my diary and the latest will usually be about fishing in the previous day or two. The Tactics pages which are chiefly 'how I do it' plus a bit of science are also updated regularly and (I think) worth a read (the earlier ones are mostly tackle and 'how to do it' stuff so if you are new to fly fishing or spinning these are the ones for you).

07 March 2008.

Two Bens.

As the coarse fishing season draws to a close I've had a couple of piking sessions with Ben, my pal and Ben my grandson. The fishing wasn't fantastic but both of them caught pike. None of the fish were particularly large nor was there anything special about our tackle or tactics so here are one or two pictures just to give a flavour. The only interesting thing was that all the pike fought like stink.

Big Ben into a fish.

A modest pike surges away.

Here it comes!

The pike is drawn towards the net, note the fancy float.

Got it.

The fish slides into the meshes.

Ready to go back.

Ben removes the circle hook.

Little Ben's pike.

He's not so little now - it's all relative.