Wellzy94

Quick Nepean River flick

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Headed down to Nepean Rowing Club yesterday after work, to see if I could get a few mullet for a bottom bashing trip in a few weeks. They've certainly started to head back out to the salt, as there wasn't much activity going on. 

Berleyed out and rigged up, and not even a touch for about an hour. Then a solid bump and hooked up to a nice 35cm mullet, straight in the esky. No more mullet, and the only other interest was from a good sized herring, that was sent back on its way. Estimated 22-23cm, but a bit skinny.

No pics as it was dark and I didn't have a headlamp with me. Going to need to start buying bait again soon!

Cheers,

Wellzy

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What set up are you using to catch Mullet Wellzy? Neil

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I use my Wilson 10'6" blackfish rod, paired with a Sienna 1000 spooled with 6lb braid. Fixed float, and a single hook about 30cm under the float.

Cheers,

Wellzy

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Nice work mate. Not something I have ever targeted. 

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14 hours ago, Wellzy94 said:

I use my Wilson 10'6" blackfish rod, paired with a Sienna 1000 spooled with 6lb braid. Fixed float, and a single hook about 30cm under the float.

Cheers,

Wellzy

Do you have a mono or f/c leader? Bread for bait I would assume? I have great memories of float fishing even though it was eons ago. Concentration and anticipation personified. Cheers Wellzy, Neil.

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I use fluorocarbon mate, it's less visible in water than mono. If I have time I make dough, and tease cotton wool through it so it holds together longer.

Cheers,

Wellzy

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Wellzy, bull mullet? Are they a regular thing up there?

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They're common in the warmer months. Always good to have a spot 10 minutes away to have some fun with them, and it's pretty easy to stock up on bait too ;)

Cheers,

Wellzy

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Wellzy, I haven't logged in for a while - belated thanks for the reply. And, I think good news. I have a fondness for bull mullet. Haven't caught any for years but used to catch them as a kid. When they'll bite, they fight hard ! They've been one of the things on my to do list since I started fishing again. Might have to head west come summer.

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Used to love fishing the Liverpool weir as a kid and growing up in my teen years, used the lightest longest rod I could get back in them days ( 60's ) quill float and 3-4/0 treble hook, we called them jag hooks back then, used doe with cotton wool and kneaded the doe above the barbs on the shank of the hook, we didn't keep a fish unless it was hooked bottom and top lips.

Brings back some wonderful memories.

Frank

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19 minutes ago, frankS said:

Used to love fishing the Liverpool weir as a kid and growing up in my teen years, used the lightest longest rod I could get back in them days ( 60's ) quill float and 3-4/0 treble hook, we called them jag hooks back then, used doe with cotton wool and kneaded the doe above the barbs on the shank of the hook, we didn't keep a fish unless it was hooked bottom and top lips.

Brings back some wonderful memories.

Frank

I use the same bait!

However I use much smaller hooks, size 6-10.

Cheers,

Wellzy

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What species of fish can you target with freshwater mullet?

I enjoy catching mullet but haven't really considered using them as bait. I assume you could use them for jewies/flathead similar to the mullet you catch in saltwater?

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Yeah mate. Chunks of mullet fillets also work pretty well for flathead, and I put the frames into crab traps too.

Cheers,

Wellzy

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