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    Default Mullet on the Pin

    Had a quick session on the river and after missing a few bites and losing a couple managed this one shy of
    5 pounds.
    What a great fight on float fished bread flake size 8 barbless under a self cocking float .

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    Sewinfly.......................
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    Great fish! Aren't mullet really hard to tempt? Certainly, I've had no success in my occasional attempts to catch them.

    Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by phl View Post
    Great fish! Aren't mullet really hard to tempt? Certainly, I've had no success in my occasional attempts to catch them.

    Paul
    Hi Paul

    I wouldn't say hard to catch it's just whether there taking or not and in the mood.

    Started with a few small pieces of mashed bread thrown in the river every cast and was only fishing about 12-18" below the surface.

    It took a while before the first bite and had to trot about 50 yards before the float went under.Then was plagued by stockiest that were in the tidal taking the bread.

    Probably took about 15 minutes before landed and lost several to.I use the spring hair rigs they use for carp fishing on 6 or 8 Ib hook lengths.
    My mate Jj does really well on fly each year.
    Keep at it.

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    So out with the 11 ft Macmartin and Swallow centrepin self cocking float and hair rig had a go for the mullet lost one and landed 4 of these on bread and a few came off .

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    Packed that in then went to the sea as the tide was turning and started fishing the 9ft 6wt Sharpes Aquarex with a couple of nymphs but still no takes as with the tide flooding in it was great to see the mullet ride the barrel of the wave .
    So on with the hair rig and indicator and a cast out and wallop a lovely 3 pounder.
    What a fight in the surf, truly amazing.

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    Fish were buzzing around so a couple of more casts and this one a good 4 pounds took the fly line and some of the backing out to sea, another great fight.

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    Called it a day and had a cold Stella.

    Sewinfly. ............
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    Nice one Spencer
    Superb session followed by a great report, keep them coming.
    Just out question do you live near the sea or do you have to travel a distance ?
    Paul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haptonlad View Post
    Nice one Spencer
    Superb session followed by a great report, keep them coming.
    Just out question do you live near the sea or do you have to travel a distance ?
    Paul.
    Hi Paul

    Caerphilly is quite close to the sea the nearest would possibly be River Rhymney as it enters the sea at Lamby Way at Cardiff about 10 miles.
    Ogmore is about 17 miles to the sea where I fish for mullet and Sewin.My rod on the Usk about a 40 minute drive and slightly longer to the Wye beats.
    The river Taff just down the road to.

    Probably well placed for a lot of good fishing.

    Spencer..............

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