Myth and the mullet
Where and how to catch grey ghosts.
T here’s a great deal of myth associated with mullet fishing. An opinion voiced by many, typically those that don’t fish for them, is that they are virtually uncatchable. That’s an exaggeration to say the least.
Rarely do mullet respond to a poorly thought-out strategy, so, if you want to catch these fish consistently, you need a proper plan.
Remember, the vulnerability of mullet is that for much of the time they can be easily seen in clear, shallow water, casually swimming out from structure, or as V-shaped ripples on the surface. Therefore, first find the fish, then come up with a strategy to catch them.
The best place to start is with a specific location. I find piers, jetties and breakwaters inconsistent because, generally speaking, they are heavily fished and the mullet become wise to anglers. Frustratingly, they can be seen feeding on the algae and bugs on the rocks, but rarely take a bait. I prefer to ignore heavily-fished venues. Here are my favourites…