Catch fish with Mike Ladle.

Saltwater Fishing
Mike Ladle

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From now on this will be my 'saltwater fishing' diary. I am currently preparing a similar diary for 'freshwater fishing'. My weekly updates formerly listed under 'Catch Fish' will now be added under these two headings.

TACTICAL PIKE FISHING

OPERATION SEA ANGLER - THE SECOND WAVE

599 Mike's diary I can't go fishing!08/11/2017

598 Mike's diary What's the rod for?13/10/2017

597 Mike's diary Three evenings on the rocks.20/09/2017

596 Mike's diary Tobago trip.18/09/2017

595 Mike's diary At last!24/08/2017

594 Mike's diary I'm Still struggling in the sea.17/08/2017

593 Mike's diary Proxy bass fishing.09/08/2017

592 Mike's diary Take a (three) friend(s) fishing.28/07/2017

591 Mike's diary Three days of fishing.28/06/2017

590 Mike's diary The longest day!21/06/2017

589 Mike's diary Bass'n wrasse.31/05/2017

588 Mike's diary A diversion of thinlips.31/05/2017

587 Mike's diary Evenings and mornings.25/05/2017

585 Mike's diary Maggot heaven!10/05/2017

584 Mike's diary The weed had gone!26/04/2017

583 Mike's diary That's more like it!09/04/2017

582 Mike's diary A bit early for bass?15/03/2017

581 Mike's diary Brazil 3 The final flourish.05/03/2017

580 Mike's diary Brazil 2 Some fish at last.03/03/2017

579 Mike's diary Brazil 1 The pain and the pleasure.01/03/2017

578 Mike's diary Richard's jack.08/01/2017

577 Mike's diary Western Australia.03/01/2017

576 Mike's diary Richard's year.30/11/2016

575 Mike's diary Dave's "Trip of a lifetime!"29/11/2016

574 Mike's diary Fishing highlights of 2016 23/11/2016

573 Mike's diary How close in?28/10/2016

572 Mike's diary The third evening.20/10/2016

571 Mike's diary The percentage game.16/10/2016

570 Mike's diary Ben's bass.03/10/2016

569 Mike's diary Why I love Tobago! 2.26/09/2016

568 Mike's diary New horizons.25/09/2016

567 Mike's diary Why I love Tobago! 1.20/09/2016

566 Mike's diary Variety.01/09/2016

565 Mike's diary A tale of four trips.28/08/2016

564 Mike's diary Well, I was wrong about that!10/08/2016

563 Mike's diary Fish fest.31/07/2016

562 Mike's diary Bass banquet.23/07/2016

561 Mike's diary Missed bites.19/07/2016

560 Mike's diary Bass on bad bait.25/06/2016

559 Mike's diary Saved by the baited spinner!21/06/2016

558 Mike's diary Tricky bassing.04/06/2016

557 Mike's diary Bass on mixed lures.18/05/2016

556 Mike's diary Nice bass on bait.17/05/2016

555 Mike's diary Amazing mullet! Baby bass!22/04/2016

554 Mike's diary More bass.12/04/2016

553 Mike's diary Bass time!06/04/2016

552 Mike's diary Kingfish.21/03/2016

551 Mike's diary Brazil fishing III.08/03/2016

550 Mike's diary Brazil fishing II.06/02/2016

549 Mike's diary Brazil fishing I.04/02/2016

548 Mike's diary Antigua fishing.28/12/2015

547 Mike's diary Merry Christmas and good fishing in 2016!10/12/2015

546 Mike's diary Next year's fishing tactics SORTED!30/11/2015

545 Mike's diary New Zealand fishing.17/11/2015

544 Mike's diary Non-fishing down under.13/11/2015

543 Mike's diary First sea fish on 'proper' gear.08/09/2015

542 Mike's diary Well I never did!07/09/2015

541 Mike's diary Fish and a blank.03/09/2015

540 Mike's diary Tide race fishing.20/08/2015

539 Mike's diary Confidence!19/08/2015

538 Mike's diary How about that!!!01/08/2015

537 Mike's diary School bass.29/07/2015

536 Mike's diary Luminous lure again.23/07/2015

535 Mike's diary Mackerel at last.20/07/2015

534 Mike's diary About time!02/07/2015

533 Mike's diary Sea-fish from the sea.02/06/2015

532 Mike's diary Sea-fish from the river.01/06/2015

531 Mike's diary Bass fishing again.25/04/2015

530 Mike's diary A few bass on lures.18/04/2015

529 Mike's diary Tiny fish (but a bass).03/04/2015

528 Mike's diary Down to the sea.29/03/2015

527 Mike's diary Good fishing down under.16/02/2015

526 Mike's diary Nice November bass.25/11/2014

525 Mike's diary Only a wrasse.01/11/2014

524 Mike's diary Nice bass.26/10/2014

523 Mike's diary Lousy garfish.18/10/2014

522 Mike's diary Slandra success.10/10/2014

521 Mike's diary The tables turned.06/10/2014

520 Mike's diary Various lures.02/10/2014

519 Mike's diary Wedgie.24/09/2014

518 Mike's diary The fly has it.14/09/2014

517 Mike's diary Nothing big!04/09/2014

516 Mike's diary Yes they are!25/08/2014

515 Mike's diary Are things looking up?22/08/2014

514 Mike's diary Bait of the moment.15/08/2014

513 Mike's diary Not quite to plan!11/08/2014

512 Mike's diary Pathetic!07/08/2014

511 Mike's diary Tiny bass.20/07/2014

510 Mike's diary New reel.17/07/2014

509 Mike's diary The plan comes together.06/07/2014

508 Mike's diary A plan for bait.24/06/2014

507 Mike's diary Nick's Mullet.14/06/2014

506 Mike's diary Not bait.08/06/2014

505 Mike's diary The simplest tackle!01/06/2014

504 Mike's diary First mullet of the year.29/05/2014

503 Mike's diary WHY!!!18/05/2014

502 Mike's diary Surprising bass!13/05/2014

501 Mike's diary Tatty bass.09/05/2014

499 Mike's diary Good fun!08/05/2014

498 Mike's diary Better fish.29/04/2014

497 Mike's diary Early bass.23/04/2014

496 Mike's diary Letter from Brazil.13/04/2014

495 Mike's diary Two short sessions.11/04/2014

494 Mike's diary Antigua antics 2.07/04/2014

493 Mike's diary Antigua antics 1.02/04/2014

492 Mike's diary Maggots.12/03/2014

491 Mike's diary Rob in Tobago.10/03/2014

490 Mike's diary Filming in Whangamata.03/03/2014

488 Mike's diary Brazil 3.08/02/2014

487 Mike's diary Brazil 2.05/02/2014

486 Mike's diary Brazil 1.03/02/2014

485 Mike's diary Memories from Down Under.31/12/2013

484 Mike's diary My year's fishing.18/12/2013

483 Mike's diary Nice late bass.05/12/2013

482 Mike's diary No mullet.25/11/2013

481 Mike's diary Surprise catch!18/11/2013

480 Mike's diary Tobago.10/11/2013

479 Mike's diary Stormy weather!21/10/2013

478 Mike's diary Blanks on bait.10/10/2013

477 Mike's diary Mullet mania.05/10/2013

476 Mike's diary Bassing in Kerry.28/09/2013

475 Mike's diary Alderney.19/09/2013

474 Mike's diary SWFF.06/09/2013

473 Mike's diary Makes a change.31/08/2013

472 Mike's diary Not my days!26/08/2013

471 Mike's diary Bait fishing.20/08/2013

470 Mike's diary Fly fishing.16/08/2013

469 Mike's diary Bait matters!13/08/2013

468 Mike's diary Uncatchable mullet.10/08/2013

467 Mike's diary Mackerel ARE delicate.27/07/2013

466 Mike's diary The early 'worm' catches the bass.20/07/2013

465 Mike's diary Conditions do matter.15/07/2013

464 Mike's diary More mullet and bass.12/07/2013

463 Mike's diary Mullet on the fly.09/07/2013

462 Mike's diary Fishing in Kerry.02/07/2013

461 Mike's diary More bass about.30/06/2013

460 Mike's diary Crete.26/06/2013

459 Mike's diary lows and highs!10/06/2013

457 Mike's diary Nearly a mullet!13/05/2013

456 Mike's diary I'm not alone!10/05/2013

455 Mike's diary More (and better) pollack.07/05/2013

454 Mike's diary Fish at last!03/05/2013

453 Mike's diary The (not so) great Brazilian fishing experiment.16/04/2013

452 Mike's diary Trevally from the shore.05/04/2013

451 Mike's diary First trip to Tobago.23/03/2013

450 Mike's diary Maceio (3).12/03/2013

449 Mike's diary Maceio (2).03/03/2013

448 Mike's diary Maceio (1).28/02/2013

447 Mike's diary Tapuaetahi.26/02/2013

446 Mike's diary Snapper.22/01/2013

445 Mike's diary New Zealand fishing.13/01/2013

444 Mike's diary Bass angling statistics.08/01/2013

443 Mike's diary A fishy New Year!01/01/2013

442 Mike's diary What a hero!18/12/2012

441 Mike's diary Christmas kingfish.18/12/2012

440 Mike's diary Maceio kayaking.06/12/2012

439 Mike's diary Tobago thrills.23/11/2012

438 Mike's diary More on mullet.18/11/2012

437 Mike's diary Colin's late mullet.12/11/2012

436 Mike's diary School bass.03/11/2012

435 Mike's diary Late mullet.30/10/2012

434 Mike's diary Gars galore!.29/10/2012

433 Mike's diary Livebait failures.23/10/2012

432 Mike's diary Got one!15/10/2012

431 Mike's diary Western bass (and trout)!08/10/2012

430 Mike's diary Northern pollack.06/10/2012

429 Mike's diary Surprise.01/10/2012

428 Mike's diary Good and bad in parts.25/09/2012

427 Mike's diary Mullet.20/09/2012

426 Mike's diary Back to normal.16/09/2012

425 Mike's diary More livebait.13/09/2012

424 Mike's diary Livebait time.09/09/2012

423 Mike's diary Mixed fishing.07/09/2012

422 Mike's diary Pollack time.05/09/2012

421 Mike's diary Unfishable!04/09/2012

420 Mike's diary Bass and wrasse.25/08/2012

419 Mike's diary Gulls and kahawai.23/08/2012

418 Mike's diary New hook trial.14/08/2012

417 Mike's diary Lucky me.11/08/2012

416 Mike's diary Two short sessions.08/08/2012

415 Mike's diary Pay back time.02/08/2012

414 Mike's diary Mixed Fortunes.24/07/2012

413 Mike's diary Rotten weather!20/07/2012

412 Mike's diary Bass on the 'fly'.08/07/2012

411 Mike's diary Kahawai.02/07/2012

410 Mike's diary Two out of three.28/06/2012

409 Mike's diary Tarpon23/06/2012

408 Mike's diary Tobago18/06/2012

407 Mike's diary 'Success!15/06/2012

406 Mike's diary 'Bass' tackle in the tropics!11/06/2012

405 Mike's diary Pheww!18/05/2012

404 Mike's diary Maldives cruise.12/05/2012

403 Mike's diary Weed middens.10/05/2012

402 Mike's diary Lures work!02/05/2012

401 Mike's diary Where shall I fish?29/04/2012

400 Mike's diary Brazil.16/04/2012

399 Mike's diary Phew!!!09/04/2012

398 Mike's diary Close encounter.04/04/2012

397 Mike's diary Bass info.26/03/2012

396 Mike's diary Winter bass on lures.09/03/2012

395 Mike's diary Snapper on bait or lures?04/03/2012

394 Mike's diary Fishing down under III New Zealand.20/02/2012

393 Mike's diary Fishing down under II New Zealand.09/02/2012

392 Mike's diary Fishing down under I Queensland.03/01/2012

391 Mike's diary Hot fishing.22/12/2011

390 Mike's diary Still at it.20/12/2011

389 Mike's diary Interesting times!14/12/2011

388 Mike's diary Tongariro! Not the sea!10/12/2011

387 Mike's diary Season's end?03/12/2011

386 Mike's diary More November bass.27/11/2011

385 Mike's diary Bass- but not for me!17/11/2011

384 Mike's diary Bill's follow up.10/11/2011

383 Mike's diary Back to bass.06/11/2011

382 Mike's diary Experience isn't everything.31/10/2011

381 Mike's diary Plugged!24/10/2011

380 Mike's diary Fishing at last.13/10/2011

379 Mike's diary Dave's bass06/10/2011

378 Mike's diary Good pals!06/10/2011

377 Mike's diary How about that!22/09/2011

376 Mike's diary Wrasse on lures.17/09/2011

375 Mike's diary Andy's weedless bass.10/09/2011

374 Mike's diary Bill and Mike's incredible fishing.28/08/2011

373 Mike's diary Bass time.24/08/2011

372 Mike's diary New fly line.18/08/2011

371 Mike's diary Bass on Slandras.12/08/2011

370 Mike's diary Mullet only.05/08/2011

369 Mike's diary Any lure will do.30/07/2011

368 Mike's diary Bass at last.27/07/2011

367 Mike's diary 'Fly' fishing made easy.19/07/2011

366 Mike's diary One for me.16/07/2011

365 Mike's diary Other people's fish.11/07/2011

364 Mike's diary Summer's here!01/07/2011

363 Mike's diary Bits and pieces!23/06/2011

362 Mike's diary Redeemed by bonefish.14/06/2011

361 Mike's diary Seduced by tarpon.12/06/2011

360 Mike's diary Shore fishing in Fiji.22/05/2011

359 Mike's diary Contrasting conditions.21/05/2011

358 Mike's diary Evening bass.15/05/2011

357 Mike's diary After the lull.14/05/2011

356 Mike's diary A few more bass.01/05/2011

355 Mike's diary Contrasting sessions.22/04/2011

354 Mike's diary More fish.17/04/2011

353 Mike's diary Pollack bonanza!10/04/2011

352 Mike's diary Poor morning-good morning.04/04/2011

351 Mike's diary Early bass in Dorset.22/03/2011

350 Mike's diary Good fishing in New Zealand.21/03/2011

349 Mike's diary My first bass of the year.11/03/2011

348 Mike's diary Bass in the north east.22/02/2011

347 Mike's diary Antigua fishing.13/02/2011

346 Mike's diary Kingfish down under.06/02/2011

345 Mike's diary Bass conservation in Wexford.20/01/2011

344 Mike's diary More saltwater fly fishing.17/01/2011

343 Mike's diary Saltwater fishing in Brazil.10/01/2011

342 Mike's diary Saltwater fly fishing.07/01/2011

341 Mike's diary Grayling for Christmas.19/12/2010

340 Mike's diary Rays down under.16/12/2010

339 Mike's diary The slow retrieve.02/12/2010

338 Mike's diary Last bass?22/11/2010

337 Mike's diary Two bass (but not for me).16/11/2010

336 Mike's diary Bass and a braid problem.06/11/2010

335 Mike's diary Bass among the mullet.26/10/2010

334 Mike's diary Dave's bass catches.22/10/2010

333 Mike's diary Not too late for bass.19/10/2010

332 Mike's diary Bass and rough weather.10/10/2010

331 Mike's diary Bass fishing disappointment.04/10/2010

330 Mike's diary Pollack on the fly.30/09/2010

329 Mike's diary Hardly any bass.22/09/2010

328 Mike's diary The weed problem.14/09/2010

327 Mike's diary Top of the springs.08/09/2010

326 Mike's diary Hookability!03/09/2010

325 Mike's diary Bass and wrasse.27/08/2010

324 Mike's diary Thinlips.21/08/2010

323 Mike's diary Tide race kelp.14/08/2010

322 Mike's diary More hybrid success.10/08/2010

321 Mike's diary Another one for the grafted lure.04/08/2010

320 Mike's diary Bass in numbers.26/07/2010

319 Mike's diary Back from Brazil.23/07/2010

318 Mike's diary Three mornings per page.25/06/2010

317 Mike's diary Cape Cod 3.14/06/2010

316 Mike's diary Cape Cod 2.10/06/2010

315 Mike's diary Cape Cod 1.07/06/2010

314 Mike's diary A few more pollack.22/05/2010

313 Mike's diary Not a bad trout!18/05/2010

312 Mike's diary Phew! A fish at last.13/05/2010

311 Mike's diary Reuben's first bass.02/05/2010

310 Mike's diary Boris in Tobago.21/04/2010

309 Mike's diary First bass.15/04/2010

308 Mike's diary Fishless but not useless.13/04/2010

307 Mike's diary Whangamata musings.06/04/2010

306 Mike's diary A bit more from down under!31/03/2010

305 Mike's diary Blitz! 21/03/2010

304 Mike's diary Ouch!! 28/02/2010

303 Mike's diary Tobago - Snook. 25/02/2010

302 Mike's diary Tobago - Barracuda. 22/02/2010

301 Mike's diary Tobago - Odds and sods. 20/02/2010

299 Mike's diary Plastic fantastic! 31/01/2010

298 Mike's diary Pike programme. 24/01/2010

297 Mike's diary Christmas down under. 05/01/2010

300 Mike's diary Christmas 2009 20/12/2009

296 Mike's diary Not my morning! 28/11/2009

295 Mike's diary Electrifying rays! 22/11/2009

294 Mike's diary Once upon a time. 12/11/2009

293 Mike's diary Mixed fishing. 04/11/2009

292 Mike's diary Bass on the plastic. 30/10/2009

291 Mike's diary Tricky fishing. 25/10/2009

290 Mike's diary More mullet (and bass). 21/10/2009

289 Mike's diary Mullet galore! 19/10/2009

288 Mike's diary Epals 12/10/2009

287 Mike's diary Never mind Mike! 05/10/2009

286 Mike's diary Crack of dawn. 24/09/2009

285 Mike's diary Soft plastics for bass. 24/09/2009

283 Mike's diary Close encounter 20/09/2009

283 Mike's diary Well! Well! 13/09/2009

282 Mike's diary A real mixed bag. 05/09/2009

281 Mike's diary Wrong again! 24/08/2009

280 Mike's diary Murky waters. 17/08/2009

279 Mike's diary Keep your eyes peeled. 10/08/2009

278 Mike's diary A bit better. 04/08/2009

277 Mike's diary Not my week! 28/07/2009

276 Mike's diary Bass again. 22/07/2009

275 Mike's diary Brazil. 13/07/2009

274 Mike's diary Sorry! 18/06/2009

273 Mike's diary Slow fishing. 08/06/2009

272 Mike's diary Almost a bass for Rob. 01/06/2009

271 Mike's diary More like decent fishing. 26/05/2009

270 Mike's diary Got one (but only just). 23/05/2009

269 Mike's diary I nearly caught a bass. 18/05/2009

268 Mike's diary Erratic early season fishing. 12/05/2009

267 Mike's diary Early morning mixed bag. 05/05/2009

266 Mike's diary A mullet on the fly. 01/05/2009

265 Mike's diary Small bass - big mullet. 26/04/2009

264 Mike's diary Still cool and not 'mad on'. 19/04/2009

263 Mike's diary The right time! 12/04/2009

262 Mike's diary Bass beginnings. 04/04/2009

261 Mike's diary Wish I was there. 01/04/2009

260 Mike's diary Not Ben's morning! 23/03/2009

259 Mike's diary We should have had the fly rods! 18/03/2009

258 Mike's diary Waitemata NZ. 09/03/2009

257 Mike's diary Tobago 09 - bonefish etc. 07/02/2009

256 Mike's diary Tobago 09 - snookums. 03/02/2009

255 Mike's diary Tobago 09 - small stuff! 28/01/2009

254 Mike's diary Tobago 09 24/01/2009

253 Mike's diary Confusion! 17/11/2008

252 Mike's diary Still a few bass about. 07/11/2008

251 Mike's diary Pollack. 03/11/2008

250 Mike's diary What a difference a day makes. 27/10/2008

249 Mike's diary Blanks. 20/10/2008

248 Mike's diary Back to normal. 12/10/2008

247 Mike's diary Bass and barnacles. 16/09/2008

246 Mike's diary Return of the mullet. 10/09/2008

245 Mike's diary Firsts for Ben. 02/09/2008

244 Mike's diary Plugging and popping. 27/08/2008

243 Mike's diary Back to bass(ics). 20/08/2008

242 Mike's diary Right time wrong place. 13/08/2008

241 Mike's diary Some you pop and some you don't. 06/08/2008

240 Mike's diary A good hike. 31/07/2008

239 Mike's diary A bit of everything. 28/07/2008

238 Mike's diary Which hook? 23/07/2008

237 Mike's diary Home again. 17/07/2008

236 Mike's diary Baja 4. 14/07/2008

235 Mike's diary Baja 3. 11/07/2008

234 Mike's diary Baja 2. 09/07/2008

233 Mike's diary Baja 1. 06/07/2008

232 Mike's diary Still not so good. 16/06/2008

231 Mike's diary Nothing much! 09/06/2008

230 Mike's diary It could have been worse. 02/06/2008

229 Mike's diary Give us a clue? 26/05/2008

228 Mike's diary Another mix. 19/05/2008

227 Mike's diary Mixed bag. 12/05/2008

226 Mike's diary Good and bad in parts. 06/05/2008

225 Mike's diary Still a bit early. 29/04/2008

224 Mike's diary The luck of the draw? 22/04/2008

223 Mike's diary Bass - the fish. 08/04/2008

222 Mike's diary BASS - the society. 03/04/2008

221 Mike's diary Barrow Island again. 27/03/2008

220 Mike's diary Banana boat. 19/03/2008

219 Mike's diary They're about! 12/03/2008

218 Mike's diary Why did I do that? 07/03/2008

217 Mike's diary Circle hook problem. 25/02/2008

216 Mike's diary Antigua 2. 06/02/2008

215 Mike's diary Antigua 1. 29/01/2008

214 Mike's diary When I was a lad. 16/01/2008

213 Mike's diary More 'rigs' - Heaven help us. 10/01/2008

212 Mike's diary Another slant on circle hooks. 03/01/2008

211 Mike's diary MERRY CHRISTMAS. 20/12/2007

210 Mike's diary More hard tack. 13/12/2007

209 Mike's diary So you think your (lure's) tough enough!. 07/12/2007

208 Mike's diary The biter bit. 30/11/2007

207 Mike's diary A good knot for nylon leader to braid (Steve Pitts - Seychelles). 20/11/2007

206 Mike's diary Kit for GT popping (Steve Pitts - Seychelles). 20/11/2007

205 Mike's diary GT action on poppers (Steve Pitts - Seychelles). 20/11/2007

204 Mike's diary Last bass? 18/11/2007

203 Mike's diary Poor hooking. 13/11/2007

202 Mike's diary Weekend of missed bites. 06/11/2007

201 Mike's diary October bass. 29/10/2007

200 Mike's diary Wrasse galore. 22/10/2007

199 Mike's diary A bit rough. 11/10/2007

197 Mike's diary Wrasse saves the day. 08/10/2007

197 Mike's diary Squid nuisance. 03/10/2007

196 Mike's diary Malta again. 02/10/2007

195 Mike's diary Mixed bag. 23/09/2007

194 Mike's diary Patience needed. 20/09/2007

193 Mike's diary The other side of the coin. 13/09/2007

192 Mike's diary First fish on fly gear. 30/08/2007

191 Mike's diary I knew it. 28/08/2007

190 Mike's diary Oh no! 24/08/2007

189 Mike's diary Keep it simple. 18/08/2007

188 Mike's diary The spice of life. 15/08/2007

187 Mike's diary Livebaiting tactics for bass. 10/08/2007

186 Mike's diary Back to Dorset. 06/08/2007

185 Mike's diary Malta holiday. 02/08/2007

184 Mike's diary Maggot mania. 15/07/2007

183 Mike's diary Gift lures. 12/07/2007

182 Mike's diary Weed and water. 06/07/2007

181 Mike's diary What a pal 02/07/2007

180 Mike's diary 'Fishing with braid. 30/06/2007

179 Mike's diary 'Mullet on the fly DVD. 21/06/07

178 Mike's diary 'Fishing in the Caribbean DVD. 13/06/07

177 Mike's diary A mackerel (or two) no bass. 13/06/2007

176 Mike's diary Where are the mackerel? 10/06/2007

175 Mike's diary Back to bassing. 04/06/2007

174 Mike's diary Holiday snaps 2 - bonefish. 31/05/2007

173 Mike's diary Holiday snaps 1 - tarpon. 26/05/2007

172 Mike's diary Modern plugs are wonderful! 03/05/2007

171 Mike's diary Pollack on the fly. 28/04/2007

170 Mike's diary Loads o' bass. 21/04/2007

169 Mike's diary Accidental pollack. 11/04/2007

168 Mike's diary Catch more and bigger bass!!! 03/04/2007

167 Mike's diary Ludolampanyctus 31/03/2007

166 Mike's diary More tips on circle hooks 28/03/2007

165 Mike's diary Down to the sea 18/03/2007

164 Mike's diary More from NZ 28/02/2007

163 Mike's diary Waiheke heaven! 17/02/2007

162 Mike's diary Action in Antigua. 10/02/2007

161 Mike's diary 'Grenada. 28/12/2006

160 Mike's diary 'Late(ish) bass. 17/11/2006

159 Mike's diary 'Pollack - a tale of two Marks. 10/11/2006

158 Mike's diary 'Not a flounder. 05/11/2006

157 Mike's diary 'Rough weather. 30/10/2006

156 Mike's diary 'Phil's first bass. 22/10/2006

155 Mike's diary 'Livebait rigs. 17/10/2006

154 Mike's diary 'Livebait - I'm convinced! 15/10/2006

153 Mike's diary 'Missed the boat. 10/10/2006

152 Mike's diary 'Modest success with bass. 03/10/2006

151 Mike's diary 'Popping. 26/09/2006

150 Mike's diary 'Livebait. 16/09/2006

149 Mike's diary 'Big tides. 10/09/2006

148 Mike's diary 'Gill net problem. 05/09/2006

147 Mike's diary 'Three sessions. 31/08/2006

146 Mike's diary 'Mixed fortunes. 22/08/2006

145 Mike's diary 'House move - confidence! 18/08/2006

144 Mike's diary 'Mackerel time!' 08/08/2006

143 Mike's diary 'Back to Dorset.' 02/08/2006

1002 Mike's diary 'Seychelles II. 06/12/2006

1001 Mike's diary 'Seychelles I. 26/11/2006

1000 Mike's diary 'Fishing in the Caribbean. 25/09/2006

142 Mike's diary 'Tobago 3.' 31/07/2006

141 Mike's diary 'Tobago 2.' 26/07/2006

140 Mike's diary 'Tobago 1.' 23/07/2006

139 Mike's diary 'More mullet.' 02/07/2006

138 Mike's diary 'Why mullet?' 28/06/2006

137 Mike's diary 'A few more bass' 21/06/2006

136 Mike's diary 'The flies has it!' 15/06/2006

135 Mike's diary How about that? 12/06/2006

134 Mike's diary A mixed bag. 05/06/2006

133 Mike's diary Territorial bass. 30/05/2006

132 Mike's diary Bass on a windy morning. 24/05/2006

131 Mike's diary Popping problems. 22/05/2006

130 Mike's diary Maggot flies and poppers. 18/05/2006

129 Mike's diary The spice of life. 14/05/2006

128 Mike's diary Pollack on the fly. 07/05/2006

127 Mike's diary Persistence pays off. 04/05/2006

126 Mike's diary Ben's second bass. 28/04/2006

125 Mike's diary Poor start. 20/04/2006

124 Mike's diary Italian fiasco. 13/04/2006

123 Mike's diary It's the same the whole World over. 27/03/2006

122 Mike's diary Jeez it's cold! 20/03/2006

121 Mike's diary Cabin fever 10/03/2006

120 Mike's diary Further Down Under 10/02/2006

119 Mike's diary Down under 18/01/2006

118 Mike's diary More warming pictures 02/01/2006

117 Mike's diary Permit at last 20/12/2005

116 Mike's diary Belize - part 3 15/12/2005

115 Mike's diary Belize - part 2 10/12/2005

114 Mike's diary Belize - in the beginning 05/12/2005

113 Mike's diary More November bass 10/11/2005

112 Mike's diary November bass 03/11/2005

111 Mike's diary Interesting blank 29/10/2005

110 Mike's diary Success, failure and maggots 20/10/2005

109 Mike's diary Change of seasons 15/10/2005

108 Mike's diary Good and bad in parts 07/10/2005

107 Mike's diary Long range bass 30/09/2005

106 Mike's diary A spot of fly fishing 27/09/2005

105 Mike's diary Getting late 20/09/2005

104 Mike's diary In a rut 12/09/2005

103 Mike's diary Mixed fishing 06/09/2005

102 Mike's diary Predictability 04/09/2005

101 Mike's diary Tide race 29/08/2005

100 Mike's diary Ben's first bass 25/08/2005

99 Mike's diary So much for my hypothesis! 19/08/2005

98 Mike's diary Odd fish 14/08/2005

97 Mike's diary Mackerel etc. 13/08/2005

96 Mike's diary Blanks!!! 07/08/2005

95 Mike's diary Bass in the daylight 30/07/2005

94 Mike's diary Does it take the edge off? 24/07/2005

93 Mike's diary A multitude of fishes 18/07/2005

92 Mike's diary Lots of bass 30/06/2005

91 Mike's diary Not quite what I wanted 30/06/2005

90 Mike's diary Bass and wrasse 25/06/2005

89 Mike's diary Discretion the better part! 20/06/2005

88 Mike's diary Blank or what! 17/06/2005

87 Mike's diary The right lure 13/06/2005

86 Mike's diary Must catch something 08/06/2005

85 Mike's diary Maria! Maria! 31/05/2005

84 Mike's diary Reading the shoreline 28/05/2005

83 Mike's diary Mayfly and bass 24/05/2005

82 Mike's diary Early morning sessions 18/05/2005

81 Mike's diary Do you WANT to catch fish? 10/05/2005

80 Mike's diary The Italian job 09/05/2005

79 Mike's diary They're in! 23/04/2005

78 Mike's diary Back from the Caribbean 17/04/2005

77 Mike's diary A rough sea 25/03/2005

76 Mike's diary Calm conditions in the Emerald Isle 11/11/2004

75 Mike's diary Rough weather and lost mullet 25/10/2004

74 Mike's diary Back to basics 20/08/2004

73 Mike's diary Flies matters 06/08/2004

72 Mike's diary Back to normal 31/06/2004

71 Mike's diary Fly or spoon 22/06/2004

70 Mike's diary Down to the sea 19/06/2004

69 Mike's diary Pop, pop! 08/06/2004

68 Mike's diary The fly has it 01/06/2004

67 Mike's diary Sandeels 25/05/2004

66 Mike's diary First light 19/05/2004

65 Mike's diary Mullet on the maggot fly 12/05/2004

64 Mike's diary Carp and bass 03/05/2004

63 Mike's diary Blanks 13/04/2004

62 Mike's diary Cretan barracuda 05/04/2004

61 Mike's diary Down under 06/12/2003

60 Mike's diary A deserved bass 11/11/2003

59 Mike's diary Thirty one dawn bass 26/10/2003

58 Mike's diary Waves, wind, weed and fish 13/10/2003

57 Mike's diary Odds and sods 07/10/2003

56 Mike's diary Tobago or Purbeck? 28/09/2003

55 Mike's diary A day out with Ady 10/09/2003

54 Mike's diary More mixed fishing 01/09/2003

53 Mike's diary Fly sport 08/08/2003

52 Mike's diary A miscellany of fishes 01/08/2003

51 Mike's diary Slack low water 22/07/2003

50 Mike's diary Mixed fishing 15/07/2003

49 Mike's diary Three tides and a rubber ball 08/07/2003

48 Mike's diary Stick at it for success 29/06/2003

47 Mike's diary Visitors 26/06/2003

46 Mike's diary Phewww - bass and wrasse 13/06/2003

45 Mike's diary Bass at last 18/05/2003

44 Mikes diar'y A bad spell 06/05/2003

43 Mike's diary Universal lure 13/04/2003

42 Mike's diary Australia 1 07/04/2003

41 Mike's diary A spot of science 19/11/2002

40 Mike's diary A late mullet 05/11/2002

39 Mike's diary Bass, wrasse and a better day 23/10/2002

38 Mike's diary Stormy weather 16/10/2002

37 Mike's diary Mediterranean holiday 08/10/2002

36 Mike's diary Take a friend fishing (what a mullet!) 27/09/2002

35 Mike's diary Coelopa at last 20/09/2002

34 Mike's diary The B.A.S.S. fish in 13/09/2002

33 Mike's diary An old friend and skitterpops 07/09/2002

32 Mike's diary More new territory 30/08/2002

31 Mike's diary New territory 23/08/2002

30 Mike's diary Popping and diving 16/08/2002

29 Mike's diary Out on the Tout 31/07/2002

28 Mike's diary Fish don't (often) change their habits 29/07/2002

27 Mike's diary My fourteenth species on baited spinner 22/07/2002

26 Mike's diary A wrasse session 11/07/2002

25 Mike's diary Wrasse and preoccupation 05/07/2002

24 Mike's diary An improvement 28/06/2002

23 Mike's diary One of those weeks 21/06/2002

22 Mike's diary Bass and Velella 07/06/2002

21 Mike's diary Another shallow water bass 27/05/2002

20 Mike's diary Shallow water lures 20/05/2002

19 Mike's diary Schoolies on allsorts 15/05/2002

18 Mike's diary More thinlips 10/05/2002

17 Mike's diary Bass at last 03/05/2002

16 Mike's diary Why no mullet (or bass)? 26/04/2002

15 Mike's diary The thinlips are in 21/04/2002

14 Mike's diary Another evening 14/04/2002

13 Mike's diary First evening bass 11/04/2002

12 Mike's diary Early season look see 06/04/2002

11 Mike's diary More bassing 24/03/2002

10 Mike's diary Last pike first bass 23/03/2002

9 Mike's diary Swanage bass 03/11/2001

8 Mike's diary Rough weather mullet 20/10/2001

7 Mike's diary Beautiful horse mackerel 14/10/2001

6 Mike's diary Mullet on the maggot fly 10/10/2001

5 Mike's diary Scadding in the dark 07/10/2001

4 Mike's diary Tails and Idotea 29/09/2001

3 Mike's diary Plugs or poppers? 16/09/2001

2 Mike's diary Thin lips and spoons 09/09/2001

1 Mike's diary Chugging for bass 02/09/2001

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