Catch fish with Mike Ladle.

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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).

Happy New Year.

02 January 2006

More warming pictures.

No fishing since Christmas (visitors, trips to relatives etc.) so here are a few more Belize pictures just to get my hand in again. I'm going fishing with Nigel this afternoon so hopefully a few grayling/dace/pike before long.

Steve and I are currently working on a DVD and CD dealing with fishing in the tropics. The idea is to show the action on a DVD film and to produce a digital book and picture gallery on the CD. Hopefully it will be finished sometime this Spring.

For anyone who might be interested in a trip to Belize you can see details of the Sue and Chris Harris's setup on their website

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 -


This was one of the many large exotic butterflies that we saw.


This silk cotton tree fell across the road and the following day had been converted into a dugout canoe.

Blue Creek River.

These young fish in Blue Creek River feed on fallen fruit and insects. The large adults (which were abundant) would be fantastic sport on a dry fly.

Sapodilla Cayes.

A typical island near the reef.


While we were eating lunch on the island I lost a barracuda and a couple of houndfish on a popper.

Hayley Pitts.

Trolling in the mangrove lined estuary of Deep River.


Caught on the troll this fish jumped time and again.

Lynn Pitts.

A nice jack taken on a trolled plug.