how do you catch those fooocking grey mullet??!!

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frustrating as hell, hoping maybe a fly fisherman has the right fly/technique to use,  

they seem to ignore everything its like they have a sixth sense 

anything appreciated, cheers 

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do you get mullet down gizzy? dont see many in ohiwa harbour thought we to far south but if you guys get em must be another reason for the lack of em. craig worthington cracked the mullet on fly trick sounds pretty hard tho!
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Heaps mate, in the summer big schools of thirty plus fish cruise up the river and I can't catch one it is really annoying!!
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Nets too easy I like a challenge

It's going to be a 12 gauge shortie soon tho if they don't start eating what I put in front of them hehehe
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Berleying with crushed corn flakes or bran may work. Then use a size 12 hook and tie a small 'scum' fly that imitates the berley. You'll probably need a resident mullet population though. They seem to take a long time to switch on to the berley. It could take days. An almost impossible fish. 
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In my experience grey mullet mostly ignore bread. Maybe crushed up as dry breadcrumbs may work better.
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Many years ago when I was a kid, (I can just remember) we used to target grey mullet in the UK with very small pieces of bread under a small float, small hooks and fine line. They were really finicky but it did work. Not sure though if the mullet here would respond the same as I have never tried it.
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they ignore breadd round here its annoying as hell, was thinking maybe a baby crab on a hook chucked under their noses mite work? (or a crab imitation fly)
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Originally posted by Craig Worthington Craig Worthington wrote:

In my experience grey mullet mostly ignore bread. Maybe crushed up as dry breadcrumbs may work better.


 Got some of the locals in Whangarei that fish for the mullet in the basin. admittedly there not fishing for them with a fly rod but they use small gear. tiny hooks and bread... they reckon they catch a few doing this so no idea why it wouldn't work on a fly rod ?  these are old boys as well and been doing it for a long time. 
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Get the rubber latex shrimp things on the sabki rigs as small as they make em, and re rig it to 2lb fluro on a 10ft fluro leader as light as you can go and then have a try they do have a go :)
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Cast a treble hook into the middle of them and retrieve as fast as possible to jag them
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Originally posted by Finatic Finatic wrote:

Cast a treble hook into the middle of them and retrieve as fast as possible to jag them
 
That just ain't cricketLOL
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Kiwi's suck at cricket anywayLOL

Here's an old thread that might have some info
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Originally posted by Finatic Finatic wrote:

Kiwi's suck at cricket anywayLOL

Here's an old thread that might have some info
 

cheers finatic theres some good techniques in there 

now i just have to wait for the southerly to p**s off and the river to stop resembling a chocolate milkshake
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tiny crab and white shrimp patterns work in south africa for us
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Agree with Craig- there's a trick to get them biting & it generally means getting them used to a particular feeding response. Most of the mulllet in a particular marina in my part of the world will take most things that float under a burley float.
 
Ain't the same bit further up & down the coast however as that style of fishing isn't as popular.
 
That being said I've got a few on fly (little ones) with a few more blokes around me getting more using bait etc... I would suggest using a big bread fly as an attractor then hang a smaller weighted nymph/bread/scum style fly about 30cm under. burley heaps (bread or pollard soaked in oil brings in most everything) & try fishing at night if there is light nearby. helps keep the gulls away and the fish are less gun shy.
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finally cracked it,flour water rolled up,use kids sprat rod with flasher rig.pahuerehure estruary runs into a pond.so fish can enter hide but cannot escape low tide.photos to follow
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