Having mainly fished fresh water for a while now a much needed trip to the sea was in order. When I say trip I mean nip a mile down the road to the coast. The plan was to fish first light for the bass then have a mid morning mullet session. The only problem was the beers the night before meant I skipped the bass and went straight for the mullet. It was just what I needed a bit of fun in the sun.
What a day for it! The sun was shining, the skies were clear and the winds were light. all I needed now was a few fish. I got to the mark almost dead on low tide and Ben was already there chucking some bread out and setting up his gear. We were both using our LRF rods with a basic float setup. No fancy lures today just a big chunk of bread.
It didn't take Ben long to hook one and after a very hearty scrap he bagged himself his first mullet of the year. Nearly instantly he was in again, although this one didn't go quite so mental it put up a good scrap leaving the score card 2-0.
Trying not to get to disheartened I persevered and it paid of with my first hook up. After a short run the hook pulled and the obscenities started to fly. I regrouped got my head together and eventually hooked up again.
This was just what I needed, sea air, blue skies and a hard fighting fish tugging at my line. I was buzzing, laughing my head off every time it made a run. Ben grabbed the camera and managed too get a few shots before I came crashing back down to earth as the hook pulled again. It was my own fault as I tried to hurry it towards the end and put too much pressure on.
It was now time for Ben to leave but I stayed on determined to land a fish. I chucked out some fresh ground bait and re-baited my hook. What seemed like an eternity passed by and I didn't even see a fish. a few casts later I saw a few fish swim by, I cast to them but nothing I left the bait where it was hoping they would return. All of a sudden my float shot under, I lifted into the fish and my reel began to sing again. Once again I was in heaven, you just can't beat the sound of a reel screaming. I had loosened my drag slightly and I played this one very cool and gently until she slipped into the net. A quick dance on the rocks before a photo and popping her back just in time to head home for lunch. All in all a good fun day.
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