David Norman sent us this report, our first mullet report of 2024…

I finally found myself in front of surface feeding Mullet, that could be targeted with the fly rod, for the first time this year. After connecting to this Thick Lip I initially thought it was small (Common first thought with Mullet Fly, don’t ask me why but the initial sighting often seems that way). Didn’t see it again for around 10 mins as it powered up and down the cove, almost taking me down to the backing at times as I followed along with my 6wt bent double… it took me around 15 mins to finally beach it having applied full pressure on my 10lb tippet throughout the battle. The fish turned out to be a solid 4lbs+ maybe 5 but I didn’t want to keep the fish out of the water any longer than necessary in order to weigh it after a longish battle despite having scales and a sling with me. The dogged power and endurance of these fish never ceases to impress me, they easily out fight most saltwater species we have here in Ireland (Including Bass) with the exception of the larger Pollack we target from the Kayaks on Fly and lure here in beautiful West Cork


Things will start to get busy for me on all guiding and coaching fronts from now on but I still have some prime tides available so give me a shout to discuss options if you fancy an Angling Adventure in West Cork over the coming months. Can’t wait to get started!

Keep Casting
David Norman

Go fishing…

Angling Adventures West Cork

Address Clonakilty Cork Ireland Mobile Phone: +353858492691 Website: anglingadventureswestcork.ie