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).

04 October 2006.

Carp and fungi.

Another half-a-loaf and two fishes this week. My carp fishing session was not quite as pleasant as recent ones. the weather was a good bit colder and the buzzer bar anglers were not getting many bites to judge from the lack of noise.

As usual I fished in the margins with floating crust and as seems to be my normal rate I had two fish in a couple of hours. Neither of the carp broke double figures (in pounds) but it was good fun trying to tempt them. I really ought to try dusk when the fish should bite better but it is usually convenient to go in the middle of the day.

On my way back to the car I inspected the ground for interesting plants or animals to photograph and I found one large cream coloured fungus and a number of flowering centaury plants.

Nice fungus.

Presumably some sort of polypore?  It seemed to be growing from the roots of an old tree stump.


The flowers were pinker than this - my camera flash bleached them out a bit.

First carp.

A slightly tatty mirror in the net.

Second carp.

A better looking fish.