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#11 Chippy

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Posted 29 March 2004 - 05:48 PM

Same here Leon, and although it has been steadily increasing, I would think it'll be a few more weeks yet before it becomes viable.

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Posted 29 March 2004 - 06:57 PM

Just had my copy of Sea Angling News and there some nice ones being caught in Alderney, up to 7lb 11oz. That should cheer you lot up

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Posted 29 March 2004 - 08:26 PM

Yeah, cheers alan :( :(

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Posted 29 March 2004 - 08:36 PM

:D :D :D

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Posted 30 March 2004 - 07:10 PM

really nice weather the last couple of days I bet that water temp is coming up nicely now! Shouldn't be long now!

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 07:55 AM

The Mullet arrived in Chichester Habour about ten days ago.

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 01:18 PM

A workmate saw a shoal of about 50 in Weymouth harbour the day before yesterday, and yes he does know what they are. His biggest from the harbour is just over 8lb.

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#18 Leon Roskilly

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 01:59 PM

Mullet seem to 'arrive' in an area some time before they start feeding (on baits at least).

They may never have been very far away, sheltering semi-comatose in deep water, stirring into activity as the temperature begins to rise.

It's likely that only older fish join spawning migrations - they spawn first at around 10years old (around 3lb) and only every other, or third year.

Often, when mullet first arrive, they are in large shoals, that break up into smaller foraging shoals, as they begin feeding.

And there seems to be more chance of catching the larger specimens, as the season starts, just as the late part of the season also brings bigger fish.

What we have found on the Medway is that several days of settle warm weather may bring on a feeding spell (when mullet are caught from different areas), but then it all goes quiet again, maybe for a couple of weeks or more.

As the temperatures come up, these feeding spells become more consistent until around mid-June when they are feeding as reliably as mullet ever do.

(Isn't it frustrating when there are mullet all around, but not interested?)

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 03:25 PM

[quote] Leon Roskilly:
(Isn't it frustrating when there are mullet all around, but not interested?)


Yes, but you must admit that this is also part of the fun, because there is always that chance that one will take :)

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#20 Leon Roskilly

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 07:44 PM

9.9c at Chatham this morning, and the sun is out for the afternoon low tide (all that sun on the miles and miles of estuary mud makes it quite warm, and that heats up the incoming tide).

Hmmm! I might have to try and find the time to sort out my mullet tackle :)

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