Mullet Fishing 2019: Fishing Days
Latest: 05/11/19: 5/14
23/07/19: 2/15, 0/09
22/07/19: 1/06, 2/05
21/07/19: 0/13, 0/10, 1/05, 2/01
20/07/19: 2/05, 1/03
19/07/19: 1/03, 1/03
11/07/19: 4/08, plus a small thinlip
31/05/19: 3/11, 2/11 - the first was way beyond 'hook and hold', somewhere in the ballpark of hook, dig hole with free hand, plant 'stop' sign, apply handbrake with extreme prejudice, and hope for the best. This was a heck of a fight, partly due to circumstances, and the relief with the 'fish in net' outcome was enormous. Boris came and had a closer look, but didn't seem overly impressed - probably realised it was just something he couldn't eat... I wasn't expecting any more bites after that drama had concluded, so the second mullet was a more than welcome addition - chubby little fellow.
22/05/19: 4/00 - hard work; lots of pigging out and not much biting, but eventually, a mistake was made and we were 'game on' (no thrones were damaged during the execution of this capture). The fight was pretty much a rerun of the 18th, although thankfully, I didn't have to crane this obstinate blighter out from under a large boat. Chuffedness abounds.
18/05/19: 4/14, 1/15 - first thicklips of the year, and a very good one to start on. Struck into what felt like a good fish, which thrashed angrily on the surface, then tore off towards the nearest pontoons. After some uncomfortable heaving, got it to the shore, and it went again... this time, right under a boat. Repeated the heaving bit, and then there were some very nasty moments close to the tideline before it was in the net. Unbelievable relief followed.
Buoyed by success, gave a second venue a good amount of time, and eventually got stuck into a second one. Smaller this time, but twisted and turned like a mad thing. For a time, I thought it was foul-hooked, but thankfully, that wasn't the case.
12/05/19: 2/05 thinlip - on yet another day when thicklips were conspicuous by their absence, this mullet provided a more than welcome diversion
23/04/19: 1/09 thinlip - while still waiting for the thicklips to appear, out of the blue, a thinlip on bread - who would have put money on that? Really good to be up and running for 2019
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