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Thread: Catching mullet in Durban Harbour?

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    Default Catching mullet in Durban Harbour?

    I have tried catching mullet before in the bay on fly but been unsuccessful.Admittedly its been a half hearted attempt.
    There are some monster mullet there and plenty of them.
    Anyone have experience with mullet on the fly id be interested to hear?

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    i went once all ready to do battle. decided to do the block in front of wilsons on a low tide. the south westerly had other plans. ended up at bat centre but the smell chased me away. definitely on my "to do list" though. my idea was to fish a modified ddd after chumming the water with some bread. those mullet are just too big and plentiful to ignore.
    will be watching this thread with interest
    catch and release

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    You need to soak the bread chum in some sardine oil, or anything else really stinky and get it into the tidal current.
    Quote Originally Posted by Paul J View Post
    i went once all ready to do battle. decided to do the block in front of wilsons on a low tide. the south westerly had other plans. ended up at bat centre but the smell chased me away. definitely on my "to do list" though. my idea was to fish a modified ddd after chumming the water with some bread. those mullet are just too big and plentiful to ignore.
    will be watching this thread with interest
    Disclaimer.... none of my posts are intended to be "expert advice"..just opinions from someone who is willing to help where he can.

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    and touch a sage with sardine on my hands????????
    catch and release

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    Ha hah ha..........
    Quote Originally Posted by Paul J View Post
    and touch a sage with sardine on my hands????????
    Disclaimer.... none of my posts are intended to be "expert advice"..just opinions from someone who is willing to help where he can.

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    if im chumming i might as well put sardines on my hook

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    Well...that's how most fly fishermen target mullet on fly. either chum with the bread on its own, or soak it, but its a widely accepted practice to chum for mullet, and then cast to where you see them rising in the chum line.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cormo_rant View Post
    if im chumming i might as well put sardines on my hook
    Disclaimer.... none of my posts are intended to be "expert advice"..just opinions from someone who is willing to help where he can.

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    You are correct Andre,in the past ive read its the only way to get them to take a fly.I have made hundreds of casts into hundreds of shoals of mullet without a take.
    When you chum i think they take your fly for a piece of bread or whatever you are chumming with.

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    I grew up fishing Durban harbour as a young boy.
    We where never very succesful catching the mullet on bread.
    But a couple of the "older boys" caught plenty and big ones on bread.
    There where a couple of spots that where considered the Hot spots, which produced much better catches.
    The Bay as you approached Salisbury Island on the right, was a very popular spot.
    The "big boys" waded up to their belly button or chest and fished with light sticks and the "plastic Scarborough" reels.
    It was also a favourite spot of "springer" on live glassies.
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    these are the reels I mentioned.
    How many other forumers fished with one of these?
    In my fishing room, I still have one,
    need to take it out clean it, wash the bearing and grease it again.
    These little reels can spin for minutes, if the balance is correct and the bearings are clean
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    Korrie Broos

    Don't go knocking on Death's door, ring the bell and run like hell. He hates it. (anon)
    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

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