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#21 sam-cox

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 03:55 AM

They could be rubing off parasites that have attatched before and during their migration.
I bet if you stood there for a week constantly throwing bits of bread in they would aventually feed.
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Posted 22 March 2005 - 05:41 AM

Yes, I suppose they could. Whatever it is, they're doing it in soft mud, though.

Past experience tells me they're not going to be interested in bread for a while yet, but I'll try. :D

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 01:43 PM

It would seem that thinlips move further upriver than do thicklips - such would certainly seem to be the case in the Medway.

Back in the 70s, Gerry Green won the Rother Championships (a freshwater competition), two years out of three (or perhaps it was three years out of four) with mullet, which he deliberately targeted with sand-rag (maddies). This match was fished on the Blackhorse Bridge area of the Rother which is entirely freshwater.

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 09:48 PM

PS. These subsequently proved to be thinlips - back in the 70s, though, they were just "grey mullet".

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 10:36 PM

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Just a reminder what they look like. Have seen bigger ones than these at Drummore. Am determined to catch a few this year,on fly gear preferably!

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Posted 24 March 2005 - 10:20 PM

Seen a shoal of fifty or so greys in the Exe Estuary today. and some odd threes and four in different places.

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Posted 25 March 2005 - 02:53 AM

good news, it wont be long until slurp, slurp is again heard from the jetties of the crouch.
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Posted 26 March 2005 - 12:22 AM

There were a few mullet about at Torness in East Lothian this morning. The water was very clear and you could see a few small mullet cruising around. There was also 1 which had somehow got itself stuck in a rock pool at low tide.

Looking forward to having a bash at them later in the year :)

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 04:28 AM

Had a walk along the Swale today at high tide. Calm sea, not a sign of any fish movements. Too early, water was quite clear , I could see to a fair depth with my polaroids.

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 11:10 PM

Anyone intending to flyfish for the beasties this year. I am going to give it a good bash at Drummore,any tips from the experts would not go amiss!


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