Swan River Flats

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Hirdy
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Swan River Flats

Post by Hirdy » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:57 pm

I went out this morning with flatties, whiting and mullet on my mind. I blanked on the first two, but ended up with a new PB mullet.

I didn't have a tape measure with me, so I couldn't get a true measure but this fish was much bigger than others I've caught. I caught it using one of the famous Flyworld Worm flies (tan coloured). The leader was 12' long and the tippet was 6lb flouro.

A school of around 20 fish came through in a line, so I led them by a foot or two and moved the fly when the lead fish had already moved through. The fish grabbed it and took off! Great fight on these guys, probably 8 runs, some of which were nearly into the backing.

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Graeme
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Dave Bailey
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Re: Swan River Flats

Post by Dave Bailey » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:37 am

Nice work Graeme 8-)

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Re: Swan River Flats

Post by Darryl » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:14 pm

Nice work, going to give those a crack. Some big mullet in there!

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Re: Swan River Flats

Post by Allan Hughes » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:40 am

Inspiring Graeme. I've been exploring a couple of spots early morning where I've seen fish rolling, splashing and jumping - I'm not sure what they are but have been flicking a few flies that I know take thin and thick lipped mullet in UK waters, without a sniff as yet. I'' persevere and work it out eventually.

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Re: Swan River Flats

Post by Rohan » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:58 pm

About as frustrating as fish get, I once caught 2 hooked in mouth then nothing...ever again. Maybe we should run another "Mullet day" such as we did in the club's early days (lots of tall tales of near misses but no mullet caught) :roll:

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Re: Swan River Flats

Post by Rohan » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:59 pm

My theory is that every now and then one is hooked in the mouth because it yawns at the wrong time :D

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Re: Swan River Flats

Post by Diarmuid O Laoghaire » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:14 pm

Good stuff Graeme! :P

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