First stop was the tackle shop to get some bits of terminal tackle and then we had a lovely bacon and sausage sarnie from the café next door. We went round to our normal spot in the slacker water off the end of the moored boats and set up some crystal floats with size 12 Kamasan Animal Barbless hooks. Andy had liquidised some bread and fed some while we were setting up. As always our first few casts were full of anticipation but this soon dissolved when we had no indications.
With the tide going out fast we also tried in the main river but despite seeing a mullet leap out of the water we had still not managed any interest on our bread flake hook baits. Back in our original swim I had a couple of positive bites but missed them and after a further half an hour with no action I started to question whether they were bites at all.
When it started to rain, Andy decided he was going for a walk to get some fish and chips (so at least he would see one fish today!), he'd got as far as the main mooring area for the boats when he started waving frantically and pointing at the water. I thought perhaps he'd finally lost the plot but he came running back, all thoughts of food forgotten, and said there were dozens of mullet in by the boats. We gathered our gear and walked up there and sure enough, there they were, bow waving and cruising about, fish from a couple of pounds up to four pound plus.
|Andy hoping a crafty mullet would take his bait|
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