A Nice surprise


November can be one of the best months to target grey mullet along the North Devon coast and these fish have always been a favorite of mine. For some reason the mullet have been reluctant feed so far this season and are proving particularly elusive.
Today six of us tried our luck in a local harbour and not one mullet was hooked. My son James Thomas joined me today having delayed his arrival to enjoy a traditional Sunday roast.
When James rod surged over and a powerful fish surged away I assumed a big mullet had taken his bread flake impaled on a size 8 Sakuma hook. After several minutes of careful playing by James a silver flank came into view. A nice mullet we all thought. But as the fish was drawn towards the net the large mouth indicated that it was no mullet but a nice bass of 4lb 10oz. A nice surprise and one of those occasions that highlights the uncertainty of angling.

About piscator2

An all-round angler I fish for fun and enjoy sharing my experiences and adventures at the waters edge. Each week I write a column for the North Devon Journal and occasional articles for various publications.
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1 Response to A Nice surprise

  1. Nick Hart says:

    A Bass on bread, well done James! If the Mullet are tough looks like you should be out with the lures.

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