Catch fish with Mike Ladle.

Freshwater Fishing
Mike Ladle

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From now on this will be my 'freshwater fishing' diary. The'saltwater fishing' diary will be updated regularly. My weekly updates formerly listed under 'Catch Fish' will now be added under these two headings.

TACTICAL PIKE FISHING

411 Mike's diary Carp 'n trout.21/04/2017

410 Mike's diary Back to the carp.03/04/2017

409 Mike's diary Pike again.13/03/2017

408 Mike's diary First pike of the winter.12/01/2017

407 Mike's diary A comedy of errors.17/11/2016

406 Mike's diary Nothing huge.02/11/2016

405 Mike's diary Tale of a pike.22/10/2016

404 Mike's diary New reel.19/10/2016

403 Mike's diary Predators, lures, times and places.07/10/2016

402 Mike's diary Down to earth!03/10/2016

401 Mike's diary Carp and lilies.28/08/2016

400 Mike's diary Live minnow and circle hooks.10/08/2016

399 Mike's diary "Lucky" change of lure.31/07/2016

398 Mike's diary Satisfying trout catch.29/07/2016

397 Mike's diary Simple tactics, nice carp.26/07/2016

396 Mike's diary Does the lure matter?20/07/2016

395 Mike's diary Nice carp on crust'.19/07/2016

394 Mike's diary River 'Grand Slam'.16/07/2016

393 Mike's diary Carp and pike excitement.12/07/2016

392 Mike's diary Seatrout time.14/06/2016

391 Mike's diary Carp off the top.07/06/2016

390 Mike's diary First thinlip of the year.03/06/2016

389 Mike's diary Seatrout, perch and mullet.31/05/2016

388 Mike's diary Mayflies and seatrout.29/05/2016

387 Mike's diary Salmon on the fly tackle.02/05/2016

386 Mike's diary Carp and trout.11/04/2016

385 Mike's diary Prettier carp.06/04/2016

384 Mike's diary Carp off the top.04/04/2016

383 Mike's diary Grayling.24/03/2015

382 Mike's diary Small hooks!24/02/2015

381 Mike's diary River Pike.30/12/2015

380 Mike's diary Canal Perch.28/12/2015

379 Mike's diary Not big grayling.25/12/2015

378 Mike's diary Trotting the stream.16/12/2015

377 Mike's diary Mixed results.06/12/2015

376 Mike's diary Fish at last!28/11/2015

375 Mike's diary Spinning in the dark.15/09/2015

374 Mike's diary Big seatrout.30/08/2015

373 Mike's diary The spice of life.30/08/2015

372 Mike's diary Seatrout again.30/08/2015

371 Mike's diary Seatrout on and off.24/08/2015

370 Mike's diary Mixed fishing.19/08/2015

369 Mike's diary Eureka!!!09/08/2015

368 Mike's diary Perch and seatrout.04/08/2015

367 Mike's diary Perch etc.20/07/2015

366 Mike's diary Seatrout conditions.13/07/2015

365 Mike's diary Big carp.09/07/2015

364 Mike's diary A perch.07/07/2015

363 Mike's diary Making the best of it!03/07/2015

362 Mike's diary Mixed catches.30/06/2015

361 Mike's diary Mini-Grand-Slam.23/06/2015

360 Mike's diary Chub time again.21/06/2015

359 Mike's diary (No) carp and seatrout.13/06/2015

358 Mike's diary Seatrout at last!10/06/2015

357 Mike's diary More mullet.08/06/2015

356 Mike's diary Nothing like a change.30/05/2015

355 Mike's diary Carping with Ben.29/05/2015

354 Mike's diary Salmon - almost a nuisance.26/05/2015

353 Mike's diary Carp for a change.24/05/2015

352 Mike's diary Accidental salmon!18/05/2015

351 Mike's diary What is a fly?.24/04/2015

350 Mike's diary Another try for a carp.14/04/2015

349 Mike's diary First carp trip.02/04/2015

348 Mike's diary Real end of season!15/03/2015

347 Mike's diary End of season.01/03/2015

346 Mike's diary Mixed fishing.20/02/2015

345 Mike's diary Grayling.05/02/2015

344 Mike's diary Home again!25/01/2015

343 Mike's diary Spinning by default.04/12/2014

342 Mike's diary Piking.24/11/2014

341 Mike's diary Grand slam.03/11/2014

340 Mike's diary Perch etc.01/11/2014

339 Mike's diary Pike time.26/10/2014

338 Mike's diary Game fish on spinners.18/10/2014

337 Mike's diary Carp from the lilies.11/10/2014

336 Mike's diary Mixed bag.02/10/2014

335 Mike's diary Two contrasting lures.24/09/2014

334 Mike's diary Seatrout sport.15/09/2014

333 Mike's diary Perch and carp.03/09/2014

332 Mike's diary Mixed fishing.27/08/2014

331 Mike's diary Lily pad carp.26/08/2014

330 Mike's diary Perch on livebaits.25/08/2014

329 Mike's diary Spinning and trotting.16/08/2014

328 Mike's diary Dropped fish.10/08/2014

327 Mike's diary Mixed catches.07/08/2014

326 Mike's diary Carp.04/08/2014

325 Mike's diary Pike.28/07/2014

324 Mike's diary Little and large.24/07/2014

323 Mike's diary Hooking problems.16/07/2014

322 Mike's diary Mixed bags.13/07/2014

321 Mike's diary One lure needed.09/07/2014

320 Mike's diary Wire traces.03/07/2014

319 Mike's diary Lost lure.30/06/2014

318 Mike's diary Carp and orchids.23/06/2014

317 Mike's diary Chub and seatrout.20/06/2014

316 Mike's diary Carp.12/06/2014

315 Mike's diary Trouting.26/05/2014

314 Mike's diary Ngongotaha trout.25/04/2014

313 Mike's diary Mixed fortunes.11/03/2014

312 Mike's diary Fishing by proxy.09/03/2014

311 Mike's diary Fishing at last!21/02/2014

310 Mike's diary Mixed fortunes13/12/2013

309 Mike's diary Smaller pike05/12/2013

308 Mike's diary Better pike25/11/2013

307 Mike's diary Small pike20/11/2013

306 Mike's diary Little and large!21/10/2013

305 Mike's diary Why use strong line?10/10/2013

304 Mike's diary New gear.04/10/2013

303 Mike's diary Seatrout.29/09/2013

302 Mike's diary Nuisance pike.22/09/2013

301 Mike's diary Lovely chubbly.15/09/2013

300 Mike's diary Mixed bags.05/09/2013

299 Mike's diary Odd seatrout.27/08/2013

298 Mike's diary Chub in the sun.22/08/2013

297 Mike's diary Last cast pike.18/08/2013

297 Mike's diary Mixed luck on the river.16/08/2013

295 Mike's diary More chub on the plug.14/08/2013

294 Mike's diary Chub etc.10/08/2013

293 Mike's diary Perch by all means.30/07/2013

292 Mike's diary Thinlips on the feed.21/07/2013

291 Mike's diary Chub on a lure.08/07/2013

290 Mike's diary Thinlips again.04/07/2013

289 Mike's diary Dropped perch!30/06/2013

288 Mike's diary Back home!26/06/2013

287 Mike's diary More on thinlips.11/06/2013

286 Mike's diary Nice carp.06/06/2013

285 Mike's diary (partial) Success!05/06/2013

284 Mike's diary Worth a try!01/06/2013

283 Mike's diary The River.23/05/2013

282 Mike's diary Mixed fish!15/05/2013

281 Mike's diary Reluctant carp.01/05/2013

280 Mike's diary Pike genetics.29/04/2013

279 Mike's diary Dan's Fishing!21/01/2013

278 Mike's diary At last!07/01/2013

277 Mike's diary Tongariro erupts!06/12/2012

276 Mike's diary Blanks.22/11/2012

275 Mike's diary Richard's pike.06/11/2012

274 Mike's diary Pike again.31/10/2012

273 Mike's diary Surprise!25/09/2012

272 Mike's diary More single hooks.20/09/2012

271 Mike's diary Single hooks.14/09/2012

270 Mike's diary Perch.31/08/2012

269 Mike's diary No more trebles?27/08/2012

268 Mike's diary Rapala.14/08/2012

267 Mike's diary Accidental salmon.12/08/2012

266 Mike's diary Rapala.11/08/2012

265 Mike's diary Sea trout again.08/08/2012

264 Mike's diary A short session.04/08/2012

263 Mike's diary A window for the river.25/06/2012

262 Mike's diary Carp at last.22/05/2012

261 Mike's diary Size doesn't matter!17/03/2012

260 Mike's diary Good exercise!11/03/2012

259 Mike's diary Anything but perch.03/03/2012

258 Mike's diary Sluggish pike.21/02/2012

257 Mike's diary Big grayling.10/02/2012

256 Mike's diary The River.24/11/2011

255 Mike's diary Piking.18/11/2011

254 Mike's diary Silly mistake.09/11/2011

253 Mike's diary Unexpected pike.02/11/2011

252 Mike's diary Minnows for bait.07/10/2011

251 Mike's diary Try again.25/09/2011

250 Mike's diary Summer chubbing.21/08/2011

249 Mike's diary Try for a carp.27/07/2011

248 Mike's diary Selecting for perch.25/07/2011

247 Mike's diary Weed.20/07/2011

246 Mike's diary Versatile gear.15/07/2011

245 Mike's diary River spinning.09/07/2011

244 Mike's diary Pike at dawn etc.06/07/2011

243 Mike's diary Water lilies.21/05/2011

242 Mike's diary Easy carp!15/05/2011

241 Mike's diary Carp query.07/05/2011

240 Mike's diary The excitement of surface fishing.24/04/2011

239 Mike's diary Carp challenge.08/04/2011

238 Mike's diary Canal perch.24/03/2011

237 Mike's diary Carpy Diem.18/03/2011

236 Mike's diary Small lures.10/03/2011

235 Mike's diary Mixed fish.24/02/2011

234 Mike's diary More pike.10/02/2011

233 Mike's diary Pike but no perch.28/01/2011

232 Mike's diary Dace, roach and pike.23/01/2011

231 Mike's diary Pike and grayling again.07/01/2011

230 Mike's diary First fish of 2011.04/01/2011

229 Mike's diary Pike for tagging.16/12/2010

228 Mike's diary Friendly fishermen.10/12/2010

227 Mike's diary Various pike tactics. 25/11/2010

226 Mike's diary Circle hooks and pike on deadbaits. 18/11/2010

225 Mike's diary Pike nuisances. 09/11/2010

224 Mike's diary First pike. 05/11/2010

223 Mike's diary Bigger pike. 26/10/2010

222 Mike's diary Perch and pike. 19/10/2010

221 Mike's diary Perch, pike and carp. 11/10/2010

220 Mike's diary Chub and pike. 05/10/2010

219 Mike's diary Two similar lures. 27/09/2010

218 Mike's diary Tricky carp. 24/09/2010

217 Mike's diary River plugging. 21/09/2010

216 Mike's diary Chub on the plug. 14/09/2010

215 Mike's diary Mixed fortunes. 08/09/2010

214 Mike's diary Yet more minnows. 27/08/2010

213 Mike's diary Minnows again. 22/08/2010

212 Mike's diary Small baits, small fish. 18/08/2010

211 Mike's diary Another near thing. 12/08/2010

210 Mike's diary Grand slam! 27/07/2010

209 Mike's diary Tropical fish. 23/07/2010

208 Mike's diary Start of the season. 18/06/2010

207 Mike's diary Carp in the margin. 16/06/2010

206 Mike's diary Mixed fish. 23/05/2010

205 Mike's diary Salmon on the fly. 11/05/2010

204 Mike's diary My second carp session. 29/04/2010

203 Mike's diary Ben's first carp. 21/04/2010

202 Mike's diary Paul's perch. 06/04/2010

201 Mike's diary Contrasting pike days. 16/03/2010

200 Mike's diary Mahseer. 11/03/2010

199 Mike's diary Not big pike. 05/03/2010

198 Mike's diary Piking with Dave. 31/01/2010

197 Mike's diary Pike - lost and found! 22/01/2010

196 Mike's diary Wrong again Mike! 16/01/2010

195 Mike's diary Ice and salt. 12/01/2010

194 Mike's diary Accidental seatrout kelt! 05/01/2010

193 Mike's diary Pike for young Ben. 24/12/2009

192 Mike's diary Better than nothing! 22/12/2009

191 Mike's diary Flood pike. 15/12/2009

190 Mike's diary Chub on the worm. 08/12/2009

189 Mike's diary Coarse fishing. 29/11/2009

188 Mike's diary Yet more pike. 22/11/2009

187 Mike's diary Pike on circle hooks again. 14/11/2009

186 Mike's diary Mixed fish. 10/11/2009

185 Mike's diary Cracking perch. 04/11/2009

184 Mike's diary Chub on the plug. 30/10/2009

183 Mike's diary More fly fishing. 23/10/2009

182 Mike's diary Something new. 17/10/2009

181 Mike's diary Changing lures. 12/10/2009

180 Mike's diary Forced fishing. 05/10/2009

179 Mike's diary Chub, perch and pike. 22/09/2009

178 Mike's diary No chub or perch. 13/09/2009

177 Mike's diary First eel. 07/09/2009

176 Mike's diary Bleak day. 30/08/2009

175 Mike's diary Careful Mike! 25/08/2009

174 Mike's diary More jiggery pokery. 19/08/2009

173 Mike's diary Jigs and perch. 07/08/2009

172 Mike's diary Carp off the top. 04/08/2009

171 Mike's diary Livebait and circle hooks. 28/07/2009

170 Mike's diary More Brazilian Fishing. 17/07/2009

169 Mike's diary Brazilian Fishing. 13/07/2009

168 Mike's diary Back to the river. 18/06/2009

167 Mike's diary Even more reluctant carp. 05/06/2009

166 Mike's diary Reluctant carp. 22/05/2009

165 Mike's diary Carp fishing pests. 07/05/2009

164 Mike's diary - and again. 20/04/2009

163 Mike's diary Carp again. 13/04/2009

162 Mike's diary Carp. 03/04/2009

161 Mike's diary Pike, pike, pike! 23/03/2009

160 Mike's diary Good fun. 11/03/2009

159 Mike's diary Reuben's morning out. 04/03/2009

158 Mike's diary A funny afternoon's fishing. 02/03/2009

157 Mike's diary Mixed pike. 01/03/2009

156 Mike's diary Roach. 24/02/2009

155 Mike's diary Pike at last! 16/02/2009

154 Mike's diary Plastic eels and perch. 07/02/2009

153 Mike's diary Trouting down under. 02/02/2009

152 Mike's diary Boxing Day outing. 29/12/2008

151 Mike's diary Last gasp pike. 17/12/2008

150 Mike's diary Nice one Ben! 07/12/2008

149 Mike's diary A beautiful pike. 30/11/2008

148 Mike's diary ????Perch. 24/11/2008

147 Mike's diary Grayling. 18/11/2008

146 Mike's diary Muddy piking. 12/11/2008

145 Mike's diary Maggot fishing. 06/11/2008

144 Mike's diary Tiny perch and dead leaves. 20/10/2008

143 Mike's diary Tiny pike. 16/09/2008

142 Mike's diary Jamie's first carp. 01/09/2008

141 Mike's diary Unpredictable carp. 21/08/2008

140 Mike's diary Changing lures. 12/08/2008

139 Mike's diary Perching. 04/08/2008

138 Mike's diary Bibless lure. 30/07/2008

137 Mike's diary Thank heavens for braided lines. 24/07/2008

136 Mike's diary Little and large. 17/07/2008

135 Mike's diary Result! 16/06/2008

134 Mike's diary More than just catching fish? 09/06/2008

133 Mike's diary Small carp. 12/05/2008

132 Mike's diary More carp off the top. 30/04/2008

131 Mike's diary Another carp. 25/04/2008

130 Mike's diary Carp again. 15/04/2008

129 Mike's diary Three trips. 12/03/2008

128 Mike's diary Two Bens. 07/03/2008

127 Mike's diary Loads o' pike. 22/02/2008

126 Mike's diary No perch this time. 18/02/2008

125 Mike's diary Mixed predators. 11/02/2008

124 Mike's diary Three baits, threebites, three pike! 31/01/2008

123 Mike's diary A different shade of pike. 09/01/2008

122 Mike's diary Happy New year! 02/01/2008

121 Mike's diary Size matters - or does it? 27/12/2007

120 Mike's diary Good old lure. 23/12/2007

119 Mike's diary Pike. 17/12/2007

118 Mike's diary Fishing at last. 29/11/2007

117 Mike's diary Slow piking. 20/11/2007

116 Mike's diary Piking. 12/11/2007

115 Mike's diary Small circle hooks and soft wire again. 01/11/2007

114 Mike's diary Perching. 16/10/2007

113 Mike's diary First pike. 11/10/2007

112 Mike's diary Last carp. 01/09/2007

111 Mike's diary What it is to have friends. 25/08/2007

110 Mike's diary Skittish carp in hot weather. 14/08/2007

109 Mike's diary Carp in hot weather. 07/08/2007

108 Mike's diary Small chub and perch. 13/07/2007

107 Mike's diary Slow or what? 29/06/2007

106 Mike's diary More warm weather. 02/05/2007

105 Mike's diary More carping. 20/04/2007

104 Mike's diary How about this weather? 11/04/2007

103 Mike's diary The season's beginning. 01/04/2007

102 Mike's diary The season's end. 15/03/2007

101 Mike's diary Sex and blanks. 10/03/2007

100 Mike's diary Fair weather fishermen. 27/02/2007

98 Mike's diary Attempted perch. 10/02/2007

97 Mike's diary Better fishing. 03/02/2007

96 Mike's diary Poor piking. 26/01/2007

95 Mike's diary Pike at last. 16/01/2007

94 Mike's diary Dace only. 07/01/2007

93 Mike's diary Pike struggle. 05/12/2006

92 Mike's diary Perch puzzle. 25/11/2006

91 Mike's diary Pike again. 18/11/2006

90 Mike's diary Pike time. 12/11/2006

89 Mike's diary Chub on a plug. 03/11/2006

88 Mike's diary Back to the river. 29/10/2006

87 Mike's diary Mixed bag. 11/10/2006

86 Mike's diary Carp and fungi. 05/10/2006

85 Mike's diary Carp and chub. 25/09/2006

84 Mike's diary More carp. 15/09/2006

83 Mike's diary Perching. 07/09/2006

82 Mike's diary A carp. 08/08/2006

81 Mike's diary Not a carp. 24/07/2006

80 Mike's diary A new plug. 23/06/2006

79 Mike's diary Carp conundrums. 07/05/2006

78 Mike's diary Crude or what? 25/04/2006

77 Mike's diary The pike's revenge 14/03/2006

76 Mike's diary Localised pike 05/03/2006

75 Mike's diary Small stuff 27/02/2006

74 Mike's diary Not much fishing 20/02/2006

73 Mike's diary Fishing pals 10/02/2006

72 Mike's diary Tired of pike 03/02/2006

71 Mike's diary Why don't they bite? 27/01/2006

70 Mike's diary An approach to piking 20/01/2006

69 Mike's diary Same fish different method 14/01/2006

68 Mike's diary No pictures 11/01/2006

67 Mike's diary First fish of 06 03/01/2006

66 Mike's diary Festive fishing 22/12/2005

65 Mike's diary Christmas is coming 12/12/2005

64 Mike's diary Semicircle pike 17/11/2005

63 Mike's diary Seasonal pike 11/11/2005

62 Mike's diary Rudd galore 02/11/2005

61 Mike's diary Linear mirror 14/10/2005

60 Mike's diary Carp (but not for Ben) 07/10/2005

59 Mike's diary Caught - but only on camera 01/10/2005

58 Mike's diary Perching 20/09/2005

57 Mike's diary What is it? 11/09/2005

56 Mike's diary A fish lost 08/08/2005

55 Mike's diary Bens perch etc. 22/07/2005

54 Mike's diary Lake and river 30/06/2005

53 Mike's diary A bit more carping 17/06/2005

52 Mike's diary More carping 19/05/2005

51 Mike's diary Carp and cabin fever 27/04/2005

50 Mike's diary Learning - first trout for Ben 01/04/2005

49 Mike's diary Close seasons 29/03/2005

48 Mike's diary Different rivers 14/03/2005

47 Mike's diary I live and learn (grayling on the fly) 05/03/2005

46 Mike's diary Cup fungi and rubber lures 25/02/2005

45 Mike's diary A cold day 29/01/2005

44 Mike's diary All purpose tackle 21/01/2005

43 Mike's diary Poor fishing 12/01/2005

42 Mike's diary New Year's Eve pike 31/12/2004

41 Mike's diary Tobagan Christmas 23/12/2004

40 Mike's diary Yet more pike 16/12/2004

39 Mike's diary They're off 08/12/2004

38 Mike's diary Pike again 01/12/2004

37 Mike's diary Grayling for Nigel 25/11/2004

36 Mike's diary Spoon fed 18/11/2004

35 Mike's diary Seatrout??? 15/10/2004

34 Mike's diary Ben's fishing trips 13/08/2004

32 Mike's diary Piking again 21/02/2004

31 Mike's diary Back soon 27/01/2004

30 Mike's diary A good variety 20/01/2004

29 Mike's diary Mike's pike 09/01/2004

28 Mike's diary Coarse fishing 02/01/2004

27 Mike's diary Joe's best pike yet 15/12/2003

26 Mike's diary Fair weather fisherman 25/11/2003

25 Mike's diary Piking with a cork 17/11/2003

24 Mike's diary Back to the river 04/11/2003

23 Mike's diary Mixed margin fishing 27/05/2003

22 Mike's diary More carping 13/05/2003

21 Mike's diary Carp in warm weather 22/04/2003

20 Mike's diary End of season pike 18/03/2003

19 Mike's diary Accidental catch again 11/03/2003

18 Mike's diary Joe's pike 06/03/2003

17 Mike's diary Pike fishing 27/02/2003

16 Mike's diary Miscellany of fishes 12/02/2003

15 Mike's diary Back to the pike 03/02/2003

14 Mike's diary Failing to catch perch 15/12/2002

13 Mike's diary Joe's first pike 07/12/2002

12 Mike's diary Taken on the flood 25/11/2002

11 Mike's diary Accidental grayling 09/11/2002

10 Mike's diary Wind, spoons and pike 31/10/2002

9 Mike's diary Perch from the Stour 15/07/2002

8 Mike's diary What a mirror 15/07/2002

7 Mike's diary Meaty tench 30/01/2002

6 Mike's diary Simply carp 23/01/2002

5 Mike's diary Great grayling 11/01/2002

4 Mike's diary Nigel's first pike 02/01/2002

3 Mike's diary Perch 16/09/2001

2 Mike's diary Christmas chub 09/09/2001

1 Mike's diary Trout on lures 02/09/2001

If you have any comments or questions about fish, methods, tactics or 'what have you.'get in touch with me by sending an E-MAIL to - docladle@hotmail.com