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Mullet

8. Hook your first thin-lipped mullet and you’ll be thirsty for more – man do they scrap! Pound for pound they fight harder than any species, both fresh and saltwater, in the British Isles. The English bonefish moniker is certainly justified. You can’t beat a through-actioned Avon rod.  A medium-sized reel loaded with 10-15 lb braid completes the combo. Braid is far superior to mono for mulleting, as it allows you to feel every nip and pluck as groups of fish follow the lure, mouthing the worm. Be prepared for last minute takes right under the rod tip as the following mullet see the tasty mouthful disappearing. A slightly slackened clutch helps prevent lost fish at such close quarters.