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Despite recent rains and high winds the shoals of golden grey mullet remain at my new open coast mark. Thick lipped mullet appear to have packed their bags and there was no evidence of their presence on the afternoon flood. A fusion of grey sky and murky water combined with a choppy south west wind made location of the fish quite difficult at first until I stumbled on a shoal of many hundreds of fish tailing over a bottom of marl. The biggest challenge was to keep the flies moving in eight inches of water to avoid snagging the bottom. Several lightning fast takes were missed and a few fish lost following furious scraps in puddle deep water but eventually a fine 2lb fish came to the net, courtesy of a Spectra Shrimp. Quite how I managed to land just one fish from such an extensive and active shoal remains a mystery. More importantly, the beat goes on.