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davehutton
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PostSubject: Re: Any Mullet?   Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:01 pm

MusselMan wrote:
Someone may even reveal the secret bait used here by the mythical mullet master.

For those in the know - fresh/frozen/tinned - did we get a firm answer on which was best? Laughing
seen mullet once stuffed to the gills with these. corophium volutater
http://www.marlin.ac.uk/biotic/browse.php?sp=4384
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PostSubject: Re: Any Mullet?   Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:17 pm

Thanks for that info Dave,

Really very interesting
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PostSubject: Re: Any Mullet?   Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:40 pm

MusselMan wrote:
Someone may even reveal the secret bait used here by the mythical mullet master.

For those in the know - fresh/frozen/tinned - did we get a firm answer on which was best? Laughing

I think they was frozen scratch lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Any Mullet?   Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:59 am

I think,like Daves info says,Mullet are not predatory,similar to carp.
I think they need a little bit of dedication and a change of tactics.
They certainly make any fisherman tempted to have a go at,especially when you can see them cruising around in shallow water in calm Marinas and slack eddies.
Personally,with not living near the sea,I would only have a dabble if I was in the area on holiday,I think it could be a bit dissapointing on a one day trip fishing for them.
We camped at St Davids a couple of years ago,and took two boats,the sheltered harbour was full of them,they were rising all over the place,very tempting,but it would have needed different tactics and bait to have a go.
After a couple of decent days the heavy rain set in,so we decided to camp at Benlech,which was a good move
because the weather was better.Plenty of Bass and strap congers off Puffin island.
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PostSubject: Re: Any Mullet?   Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:45 pm

MusselMan wrote:
Someone may even reveal the secret bait used here by the mythical mullet master.

For those in the know - fresh/frozen/tinned - did we get a firm answer on which was best? Laughing

Mushy I think flower
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PostSubject: Re: Any Mullet?   Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:03 pm

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Mushy I think flower

Maybe that's for in the North East, where they use other mushy things like "cart" for cod.

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PostSubject: Re: Any Mullet?   Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:30 pm

I think it was bullsh**

Did anyone ever see the fish or a photo.
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PostSubject: Re: Any Mullet?   Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:10 pm

Not the same event but a dive into the archives shows that caught Rhyl Mullet are very difficult to photograph, well  thats we my experience amidst the excitement anyway

http://sunnyrhyl.forumotion.com/t577-rhyl-mullet-can-be-caught?highlight=Mullet

2009 that report!!


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PostSubject: Re: Any Mullet?   Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:39 pm

Nice pics Paul,they certainly bring back the old memories of Rhyl. sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Any Mullet?   Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:08 pm

Notbad wrote:
Not the same event but a dive into the archives shows that caught Rhyl Mullet are very difficult to photograph, well  thats we my experience amidst the excitement anyway

http://sunnyrhyl.forumotion.com/t577-rhyl-mullet-can-be-caught?highlight=Mullet

2009 that report!!
What a great report that was even if the photographer was as blind as a referee lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Any Mullet?   Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:35 pm

If anyone wants to fish for Mullet,Canarfon marina was chocka with them last year.I believe a bit of groundbait
helps.With the marina being always still,the groundbait will settle in one spot.
Personally,I wouldn't use fish bits or blood baits for the groundbait because they are not attracted to it.
I think the normal carp groundbaits would be more in their food chain.
Seeing as they rise quite often,I've wondered if fly fishing might be an idea.
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PostSubject: Re: Any Mullet?   Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:30 pm

VALVEBOUNCE wrote:
If anyone wants to fish for Mullet,Canarfon marina was chocka with them last year.I believe a bit of groundbait
helps.With the marina being always still,the groundbait will settle in one spot.
Personally,I wouldn't use fish bits or blood baits for the groundbait because they are not attracted to it.
I think the normal carp groundbaits would be more in their food chain.
Seeing as they rise quite often,I've wondered if fly fishing might be an idea.



So far as I know fishing is not allowed in Caernarfon Marina unfortunately.

I used to work in Caernarfon and a lunchtime stroll to watch the Mullet cruising the marina was a bonus. there were some big ones!

I remember reading that the Mullet regularly stray so far as the landing platform just outside the dock wall ( below Morrisons) but I never saw any there
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PostSubject: Re: Any Mullet?   Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:37 pm

Oh and yeah  fly fishing is a possibie tactic, there is a " bread" fly

In my tackle box I've some fake bread flake not the same as a "fly" but if a Mullet ever presents itself it could be worth free lining it.

Tips I've read include use brown line ( though I can't see why flourocarbon wouldn't be a good option) and if using bread flake  paint the hook white with liquid paper
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PostSubject: Re: Any Mullet?   Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:00 pm

The flourocarbon leader is probably a good idea,the quieter and stealthier the better I imagine.
I suppose you could use bait if you could get it to stay on the hook,maybe a piece of garden worm.
They certainly surface feed and pick up stuff off the surface.
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PostSubject: Re: Any Mullet?   Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:35 pm

Still no photo evidence scratch Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Any Mullet?   Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:01 pm

Fly-fishing with a size 14 white moth works great with 4lb line
Other baits include harbour rag apple peas bread earth worms breadcrust lob worms and small strips of maccy in season

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PostSubject: Re: Any Mullet?   Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:03 am

Imitation bread, very convincing appearance and texture though I wouldn't make a BLT with it, should stay on the hook well and no doubt need to get the Mullet taking real bread first




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PostSubject: Re: Any Mullet?   Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:23 am

Loads of mullet in the harbour now. Kust been watching them go past the boat. Theyre hanging around off the edge of the slipway by the harbour office so you've got an easy access to them
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PostSubject: Re: Any Mullet?   Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:29 pm

simon parry wrote:
Loads of mullet in the harbour now. Kust been watching them go past the boat. Theyre hanging around off the edge of the slipway by the harbour office so you've got an easy access to them

Thanks Simon,
Had a recce there 5.00 tonight didn't see any but was a different tide stage to your spot ofcourse
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PostSubject: Re: Any Mullet?   Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:23 pm

Hi all
do the the Mullet come up the Foryd with the tide then back out to sea with the tide? Sorry never fisher for Mullet yet or the Foryd.
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PostSubject: Re: Any Mullet?   Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:00 pm

Dyl wrote:
Hi all
do the the Mullet come up the Foryd with the tide then back out to sea with the tide? Sorry never fisher for Mullet yet or the Foryd.
Hi there welcome to sunnyrhyl thumbs up
Not sure about the Mullet part of the question I'm afraid but as for fishing the Foryd you want a neap tide and start to fish it 3 hours before the flood fishing
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PostSubject: Re: Any Mullet?   Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:11 pm

Dyl wrote:
Hi all
do the the Mullet come up the Foryd with the tide then back out to sea with the tide? Sorry never fisher for Mullet yet or the Foryd.

Not all of them. Some will hang around in the deeper pools while the tide is out and get a headstart moving upstream with the flood.

There used to be plenty to be seen from the quay wall but the changes to the harbour over the last few years have changed the channels and pools in the harbour but as Simon has seen them in the area i suspect they are still there but not so easily visible off the wall.

The area between the bridges should hold plenty of them at high water but will be very hard to spot unless its flat calm and they are breaking surface.
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