Mullet

Mullet

Mullet are found in a few types in U.K waters with the most common being the thick lipped mullet but also there are thin lipped and the Golden grey mullet.
Mullet tend to like calmer water and are tolerant of waters that other fish won’t go into you can find them high up estuaries and in brackish water as well.
With mullet having very soft lips don’t strike too hard or the hooks may pull out or through the lips.


Rigs:
Running ledger: 40lb rig body & 10-20lb hook length at least 3 ft long with a size 10-12 hook with a long shank for worms or pinching bread too.

Paternoster: 40lb rig body & 10-20lb hook length at least 3 ft long with a size 10-12 hook with a long shank for worms or pinching bread too.

Float rig: a light float set up with a small waggler or crystal float and at least 3ft hook length with size 10-12 hooks with a long shank for worms or pinching bread to.

Bait:
Ragworm: Small bits of larger worms or harbour maddies whole.
Fish strips: Mackerel, Herring, Pilchard strips all work very well.
Bread: Use bread flakes and pinch them on the hook (beware of birds if floating the bread)

Grounds:
Mullet tend to shy away from fast flowing water but do travel with the flood and ebb of the tide.
They particularly like weedy places and still waters if up and estuary or river then over hanging trees and still areas of water are prime spots.
Mullet are highly sensitive and shy fish so stalking them is recommended and stay out of sight if possible and make no noise.
They are also prolific dawn feeders especially with a rising tide coinciding with first light.