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 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).

Hot fishing!

One of my epals, Rob (not bass fishing Rob), has been on holiday to Tobago. We've had a bit of correspondence about the fishing over there in the past and he sent me a few nice pictures. I'll add more details as soon as he finds time to write:-

Hi Mike,

I'm back from yet another trip to the island of Tobago so here's some pictures I thought you might want to see. I'll write up a short report when time permits.

All the best,


I noticed that one of his pictures was of a nice bonefish so I asked him about it:-

Hi Rob,

Thanks for the pictures. You got a bonefish then! Fantastic! I expect you knew you had it on eh?

All the best,


Hi Mike,

I had no idea what I'd hooked into as the fish was going in circles for a few minutes, pulling as strong as a bulldog. I thought I was dealing with a large grouper or snapper, then suddenly the fish took off for Barbados, that's when I realized that I was actually fighting a big bonefish. The picture doesn't do justice to the size of that fish for sure.


I wish I'd been there with him!! Anyway, it gives me a nice warm feeling for Christmas.

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Favourite catch.

A lizard fish - the bane of tropical shore spinning.


A lot better than a lizard fish.


These little torpedoes can pull the string a bit.

Mutton snapper.

Beautiful and good to eat too.

Small jack.

One of my real favourites. Ideally a bit bigger than this one.


More power and stamina than almost anything else - pound for pound.


A bucket full of the fast moving crabs - no doubt they are good baits - if you can catch them.


Amazing colour and a big appetite for fruit.