Due to a boat trip cancellation, we found ourselves looking for options for last Wednesday. We decided to give the mullet a go for our first trip after them this year. 10 AM saw me arrive at Paddy’s house where with coffee ready we started blending a few pans of white bread for the session. Having woke the baby with the sound of the blender we made a hasty retreat to the car and were soon on our way.
When we got to the mark, we had a quick walk around trying to locate the mullet. At first we could see no sign of them but we knew they were there so baited up a likely looking area. After only a few minutes I noticed a few mullet down on the right of where we were fishing. Slowly but surely we were now seeing them coming towards us. I had just put on a new bread flake on the hook when I got a knock that took the bread off the hook.
I put on a new one and cast to the same spot when bang the rod arched round and it was fish on. The fish fought well making a few strong runs and using the ebbing tide to its advantage. Paddy now had the net out and the fish glided in.
This was our first time mullet fishing with a certified scales, so I was delighted when I saw it weighed 5.25lb my first specimen mullet. By this time the tide was slackening off and the fish dried up. We gave it another while and when the tide started turning the fish started to show up again but unfortunately it was time for us to pack up.