Catch fish with Mike Ladle.

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Mike Ladle


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Freshwater Fishing

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 several 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. As you see I also add the odd piece from my friends and correspondents if I've not been doing much. 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).

(No) carp and Seatrout.

I had a sunny afternoon at the lakes where I fish for carp a week or so back. It was soon obvious that fishiung was futile as the carp were clearly more interested in sex than food. After walking round the banks I went home without casting a line.

After the failed attempt at carping I went to the river and did a spot of spinning with my Teklon rod, Nanofil and J9 Rapala on a short anti-pike wire trace. I suppose I fished for about an hour and I was just beginning to think about packing in (fishless) when a nice seatrout hurtled out from under some tree roots and took the lure almost at my feet. I landed the fish, took its picture and popped it back. It's no fishing for me this week as we're going to Suffolk to look at some old ruins, so the fish, in mint condition, was some sort of consolation.

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Spawning carp.

The fish make a heck of a disturbance as they rush about.

More spawners.

They seem much more interested in sex than in food.


A nice, fat, silver fish landed on the Teklon rod and Nanofil braid.

Same seatrout.

Pictured with the plug that tempted it.