Sea temperatures are still low for the time of year and are hovering below 10C. This has made for difficult fishing in Cork Harbour where pollack and bass fishing has been very slow. The change in weather has seen fortunes for mullet anglers improve and Myles Kelly got his first of the season in one of the Harbour’s tidal creeks yesterday afternoon.

Myles Kelly with his 7lb 5oz mullet
Myles Kelly with his 7lb 5oz mullet - a great start to the season

Stalking a number of good fish for a frustrating couple of hours finally paid dividends when one hit the bread flake bait and took off on a long run. On light tackle the fish proved a difficult opponent and after some heart stopping moments the fish was finally played out and safely netted.

A fine fat mullet
A fine fat mullet

Local angling guide Richie Ryan was in the area and was on hand to weigh and photograph the fish which came in at 7lb 5oz. Richie is no stranger to good mullet and has been on the look out for the shoals which vanished after his last outing to West Cork when specimen sized fish also made an appearance.

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