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WHere to get MULLET?

Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:23 pm
by stewie2
Where would be the best place around Gosport way i dont mind travling to Portsmouth or Southampston for Mullet ? Never caught one but from what i have heard they are great fun on light gear

Any Advice would be great :)

Tight Lines

Stewie

Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:30 pm
by minermurphy
had one up at hurst new lane keyhaven by left hand side of rocks some great fishing by the castle but long walk down

Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:43 pm
by stewie2
Nice, ive never fished for them before but its something i intend on doing,

Thanks

Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:13 pm
by ohsolazy
Hello again mate....your definatly gunna blank with the mullet...lol
There a wise old fish...they can see a hook at 100 yards , they'll turn away inchs from your bread baits , they'll follow a baited spinner.....then turn away and spinners are no different !!!!!
Stick to harbor walls , pontoons , piers and such like , use as light a gear as you can and make sure you use a small hook , i like to make my bait when im there fishing , i use a bag of flower and a bit of sea water to make a solid type of dow..."tip i got off an old boy and it works..." just make what u need for a few casts and a few small bits to chuck in where your fishing....mould it round your hook and completly hide it , point , barb the lot , if you want to use bread do the same with the hook , just pull a bit off and pinch it round the shank of the hook.
And if the fishing gods are with you , one just might take your hook...good luck mate , hope you get one cos there one of the best fish to have attached to your rod.
Cheers mate
Pete

Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:04 am
by hooklineandsinker
ohsolazy, you forgot to mention that Stewie needs to make a advanced booking into the crazy house. 8-}

Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:59 am
by stewie2
Thanks Lads.

Alot of people have been saying they are a nightmare, Did u mange to get out over the weekend Ohsolazy?

Stewie

Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:40 am
by SPLASHASH
Warsash marina is great for mullett. I have had a few recently on the harbour masters jetty and the fuel jetty to the right of the harbour masters tower. I always pop my head in the office and check its ok to fish there. As long as you don't get in the way of the boats they don't mind you fishing. Also had a decent bass last week taken on a shallow diving minnow lure bought from the Range in Thornhill for 99p!!

Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:04 am
by stewie2
Where abouts is the Fuel Jetty PLASHASH ? would like to pop down and have a look,

Thanks

Stewie :)

Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:56 am
by SPLASHASH
If you drive down passage lane to the end of the road you either have to go straight on into the car park or follow the road round to the left which leads to the rising sun pub and the harbour masters tower.

Just as the road bends round to the left back towards the pub you will see a shop selling outboard engines Called marine matters. Walk down the left side of that shop and you will come to a pontoon. Walk to the end of that and you will be on the fuel jetty with the diesel pumps. You can then cast out to the deep water or just plop your line over the side to all of the numerous pipe outlets that have bass and mullett all around them.

It always fishes well early morning or late evening when the tide is on its way out.

If that does not make sense just type in SO31 9FW on google maps. Zoom in and you will see the engine shop (marine matters) the jetty is the one to the left with all the boats on. To the right of marine matters you will see the carpark close by which is free. HAPPY DAYS..

If all else fails and you blank go to the rising sun pub for a beer.

Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:25 am
by stewie2
Thank you very much Splashash might have to get down there :)

Thanks

Stewie

Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:17 pm
by buster1978
My tip would also be Warsash fuel jetty,

what we used to do is keep feeding the swim with bread, like you do when carp fishing. Try not to over feed though. The tide is always quite strong there so be careful.

If you try floating bread as well as rolling bread so it sinks, it gets the mullet feeding at different depths and they go into quite a feeding frenzy at that point float a piece of bread containing your small hook ( carp hooks) size 6. Then keep a good eye on it as it travels down with the tide.

Had many mullet this way and believe it or not some good bass from there using this method aswell. Personaly i wouldn't eat anything you catch from the fuel jetty though, for obvious reasons!! But the chinese resturant down at swanwick marina used to buy all the mullet we caught for a half decent price!!
Good luck and try not to spook them because they are a :very skitish fish. :D

Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:10 pm
by stewie2
Thanks Buster

Will hopefully come back with many reports from this venue :)

Tightlines

Stewie

Posted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:24 pm
by ohsolazy
yes mate , did get out , did a slow walk up to hurst early sunday morning , low water was 5 am , pretty big tide so could only fish the flood there , had a few bream , two good keepers.
NOT A BLANK...LMAO
May the fishing gods be with you my son
Cheers
Pete

Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:51 pm
by stewie2
At least you didnt blank,

I hope the fishing gods are with me, i need all the luck i can get :(

Stewie

Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:39 pm
by bassfly
We catch them on fly rods with bloodworm flies,a truly awesome very powerful fish that demands the clutch to be set on the reel at the exact spot.
Good luck.
Simon