As we walked over the river bridge we could see another angler fishing and we stopped to ask how he was faring. He said he hadn't caught yet but there were dozens of mullet swimming about in front of him and we didn't stop long and hurried on round to where we'd seen all those fish last time. The tide was right out and the water was literally only inches deep but there were loads of mullet milling about. Fishing the float would be impossible in such shallow water so we set up simple paternoster rigs on our float rods and tried casting out to the slightly deeper water.
Even with a relatively short tail our bread hook baits were very close to the surface and the mullet would swim very close to our baits but we had no takes and after half an hour or so the water level had risen enough for us to switch to float rigs. We both had similar crystal floats on, mine was a Drennan 4AAA Chubber which I had shotted with a simple bulk just above a 0.18mm hooklength with a size 12 Kamasan Animal barbless hook attached.
Andy had done some liquidised bread again and he threw some in around the areas we were fishing, there were mullet everywhere and surely it was only a matter of time before we caught? With no indications I tried a small worm with the same response and we started to feel it would be another frustrating, fishless day. The tide was still coming in and mullet seemed to be coming from everywhere, this was getting embarrassing! There were a lot of smaller fish but amongst them there were some that had to be four or five pounds.
|If you look closely you can several mullet in the middle on the left hand side of the photo|
|My new pb mullet of 3lb 4oz|
|Defeated by the mullet again!|
|No, I haven't got crabs!|
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