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MULLET

Fishing for Mullet

Spinning, Fly fishing, Fresh water fishing, Salt water fishing, Spearfishing


Spearfishing, spin, on the fly or on a lure, mullet are a great coastal fish to fish for.

Anglers from piers or from the shoreline have a good chance of hooking a mullet as they look for food between the rocks, coming close to shore.

Mullet are famous throughout the Mediterranean, North, Nordic, Baltic and Black Sea and the Atlantic ocean. Many have witnessed mullet jumping, or leaping into the air with a showy, silvery splash, in attempts to most likely shake off parasites or to escape from larger fish attacks.

It is definitely not an attempt to prey on a fish; mullet are vegetarians and perfect prey to larger predators. Perhaps fewer people have caught mullet than those who have witnessed a jumping mullet, their diet is hard to pin down and they are spookier than a big brown trout in a clear pond.

Mullet best respond to vegetarian-style bait. Grab a loaf of hearty bread or mix your own oatmeal concoction to make a mullet feed; similar to fishing for carp.

Mullet are a tricky species to fish for, taking time and practice to really understand the behaviours of the tough mullet.

Basic Info


Scientific name: Mugilidae

Size: around 70 cm

Weight: 4.4 kg

Lifespan: 16 years

Methods: Spinning, Fly fishing, Fresh water fishing, Salt water fishing, Spearfishing

Continent(s): In subtropical and tropical waters worldwide