Dan Spearman tempted this stunning thin lipped grey mullet of 4lb 15oz whilst targeting the species in a North Devon Estuary.
Dan Spearman enjoyed an action packed session spinning for thin lipped grey mullet on a North Devon Estuary.
Thin lipped grey mullet are giving some superb sport in the Taw and Torridge Estuary with good numbers of mullet tempted on baited Mepp’s style spinners. There is speculation that the recent ban on netting in the estuary has resulted in an upsurge in catches. The settled weather conditions have also played a part I would imagine. John Shapland has banked three thin lipps over four pound in the past month.
(Below) John Shapland with a 4lb 2oz thin lipped grey mullet
(Below) Dan Welch also enjoyed success spinning for mullet landing several during a session with CMSAC member Ross Stanway.
Sea anglers are enjoying sport with lingering summer species with several good smoothound brought to the shore. Rob Scoines enjoyed two successful session from a local rock mark with three hounds topped by a fine specimen of 12lb 6oz.
I would expect sport to continue especially if this mild weather continues. Big bass are high on many anglers wish list and I am sure someone will hook into big double in the next two months. Whilst the open coast is probably the best chance don’t ignore the estuary as big bass are undoubtedly hunting the estuary and could fall to anglers willing to experiment with lure tactics after dark.
Ollie Passmore enjoyed some late estuary sport with thin lipped mullet landing several to 4lb 1oz in recent sessions.