Saturday, May 11, 2013

Super Mullet fishing....

Myles Kelly with a 7lb 5oz Thick Lipped Mullet
Its not just the bass fishing thats taking off, the mullet fishing in the many inlets and backwaters of Cork Harbour has also kicked into gear. Local mullet specialist, Myles Kelly, has had some super results lately. His best catch over the last few weeks is this exceptional 7.25lber pictured above.  This was in fact Myles' first of the season. Myles takes up the story:-

'....Sea temperatures are still low for the time of year and are hovering below 10C. This has made for difficult fishing in Cork Harbour where pollack and bass fishing has been very slow. The change in weather has seen fortunes for local mullet anglers improve and I got my first of the season in one of the Harbour's tidal creeks towards the end of April. Stalking a number of good fish for a frustrating couple of hours finally paid dividends when one hit the bread flake bait and took off on a long run. On light tackle the fish proved a difficult opponent and after some heart stopping moments the fish was finally played out and safely netted.'

Local guide Richie Ryan also specialises in targeting the local mullet shoals. If you'd fancy a day targeting mullet you can contact Richie on 00-353-86-1940744. Check out Richie' website for more details.


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