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 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).

27 March 2008

More fish from Barrow Island.

Nick Dunn has sent me some more pictures from Western Australia - it's a bit of a game trying to identify them. He tells me that it may be some time before he gets out there to fish again - pity! As for me - I'm still in the doldrums - too much travelling, gardening and the like to do. I'm off the the AGM of B.A.S.S. on Sunday so I should meet a few old mates there for a good chat about fishing anyway.

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Nick was holding the line when a king mackerel or wahoo (not caught) grabbed hold and ran - fast!

Red bellied fusilier.

Apart from the fact it doesn't appear to have a red belly this seems to be what it is.

No idea?

Some sort of tuskfish?

Yellow tailed emperor.

Another amazing little fish.

I'd be chuffed with this one.

A small giant leatherjacket - similar to a queenfish but with only a single row of spots.

Close up.

I bet these fish 'go a bit'.  Look at the thin tail wrist and massive forked tail.

Female blue tuskfish.

Apparently these fish have blue bones.

Grey reef shark?

I think that this is a relative of the large 'whaler' sharks.