Catch fish with Mike Ladle.

Catch Fish with
Mike Ladle

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1 August 2003


Since I put up the last web page I have done quite a lot of fishing. As usual it was all short sessions - most of which produced fish (although not big ones). It would be tricky to put everything on in detail but perhaps the best thing is just to put on some of the pictures. Sadly, the one picture I have not got was a fresh run salmon which unhooked itself by snagging the treble in my net. Anyway, here goes -

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Dawn breaks.

There is a good surf running - perfect!

Almost beaten.

A nice bass on a J11.

Ready to go back.

I never get tired of seeing these beautiful fish.

Joe with a nice carp.

This one took a huge lump of crust.

Back it goes.

There is nothing like seeing them swim away.

Another dawn.

Another bass.

Lovely fish.

Brian's slider is successful.

A small Stour pike.

This is the first one I have ever caught on a popper.

A Stour chub.

This one took a tatty J7.

After the storm.

Still a big swell and tons of weed stacked on the beach.

A bass on a popper.

Despite all the weed in the water's edge we landed fish on poppers, Redgills and plugs.

- and one on a fly (Redgill).

The soft action of my fly rod seems to be very effective at subduing fish.

- and another.

All the bass were of similar size (1.5 - 3.0 lb).

I also landed several using a powerball float.

Several fish came unstuck before I realised that the clutch needed to be set less tightly when using this method.