Mersey Mulleting in May

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Mersey Mulleting in May

Postby ColinW » Sat May 22, 2010 4:41 pm

I'm never sure whether to post this sort of report, since it ain't exactly sea-fishing, but what the hell, if it upsets anyone they don't need to read it!

With a forecast of 28 degrees there's only one place to be! Time for some Mersey mulleting.
Perfect tide as well, about 2m low at 1.30pm
Got down to Dalmorton groyne in blazing sunshine

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There is a downside to really nice weather, it brings an endless stream of kids coming round from the beach on the other side of the groyne, squealing like little pigs when the black goo on the uptide side of the groyne starts oozing between their toes :roll:
Still can't have everything. Method today was a couple of loaves in my bucket, squeezed through with water to make a slop that I can ladle in with a big spoon, then fished bread flake on a size 12 under a straight waggler, 5BB shot at the float and a number 8 six inches from the bait.

And, miracle of miracles, I actually caught one on my first attempt of this year :D

When I hooked it, it seemed nothing special but then, like they often do, it suddenly woke up and ripped about 50 yards of line off. This is a good thing because it means I can tire it out well away from all the barnacle covered rocks.

Here it is

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Best news of all, after having three 4lb 12oz fish I've finally broken the five mark! 5lb 2oz :D :D :D

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Re: Mersey Mulleting in May

Postby just-micras » Sat May 22, 2010 5:05 pm

Great fish, well done.. Colin..
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Re: Mersey Mulleting in May

Postby stephen atkinson » Sat May 22, 2010 5:50 pm

You got what you went for, nice fish mate.. :)
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Re: Mersey Mulleting in May

Postby kevt » Sat May 22, 2010 5:51 pm

nice fish ,I was down there myself today just small dabs but had to give up when the kids arrived I was worried about hitting one with the lead .But no prob Id had enough anyway.
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Re: Mersey Mulleting in May

Postby Tyger » Sat May 22, 2010 7:26 pm

Really Nice Fish Well Done
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Re: Mersey Mulleting in May

Postby iain » Sat May 22, 2010 7:30 pm

ColinW wrote:I'm never sure whether to post this sort of report, since it ain't exactly sea-fishing, but what the hell, if it upsets anyone they don't need to read it!


It's fishing and it's in the sea - there is a name for that ... let me think .. yeah

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Great report btw.

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Re: Mersey Mulleting in May

Postby mal wynne » Sat May 22, 2010 7:51 pm

well done on the new pb mate , lovely mullet, :)

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Re: Mersey Mulleting in May

Postby bigdave » Sat May 22, 2010 9:19 pm

nice one :D
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Re: Mersey Mulleting in May

Postby Tight Lines » Sat May 22, 2010 9:41 pm

Excellent. Well fished that man! :)
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Re: Mersey Mulleting in May

Postby Lovin Isozuri » Sun May 23, 2010 2:58 pm

Great results :clap: Well done on the PB ;)
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Re: Mersey Mulleting in May

Postby paul11 » Sun May 23, 2010 3:14 pm

Hi colin, nice fish mate,top angling, i've been looking for a decent mullet mark around the mersey/dee estuary for ages and i'll try and have a go for them.So if you woundn't mind giving me the directions to that mark from ellesmere port and any tips that would be great.....thanks.paul.

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Re: Mersey Mulleting in May

Postby davinski » Sun May 23, 2010 3:24 pm

Great fish Colin. Tried for and got :D :D Nice one :D :D :D
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Re: Mersey Mulleting in May

Postby Richie Fisher » Sun May 23, 2010 4:09 pm

Excellent effort....... and fish! 8) 8) :clap:
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Re: Mersey Mulleting in May

Postby ColinW » Sun May 23, 2010 4:28 pm

Paul11, it's one of the groynes on the Wirral side. There are a few of them and I'd expect they all have resident shoals. This one is by Dalmorton Road, have a look on Google Maps satellite view. There is a channel comes in on the uptide side of it that runs behind the Vale Park sandbank. I warn you it's a short fishing session if you have to travel far! I usually fish from an hour after low to three hours after (and to be honest the first hour has produced very few fish for me but I'm impatient!) Once the channel floods they disappear off up it out of casting range. Ideal tide is a 2m low, on the bigger tides (ie smaller lows) it comes in too quick and the session is even shorter, but they do feed more!
Keep your tackle bag/box well away from the water because when you do hook up it can take so long to land them that the water can rise a few inches and flood your "peg".

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Re: Mersey Mulleting in May

Postby daley12 » Sun May 23, 2010 5:50 pm

proper result and a good report too nice one :)


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