6th August: Mullet in the river

Another period of hot weather is starting and I caught the ebbing tide for a late afternoon swim. Drying myself on the jetty I was entertained by the grey mullet (at least I assume they are the “Thicklipped Grey Mullet”, Chelon labrosus). The hard standing area where my Seafly is moored seems to be a favoured area for the mullet which rub themselves on the stones and wooden sleepers while chasing around the area. There was also a shoal of young fish that got frightened by the mullet’s antics. Here’s some photos: