Friday, July 13, 2007

How To Snag Old Man Mulloway


This week's Tackleworld Cranbourne weekly fishing report tells us that when we are born we have over 300 bones in our body, yet at adulthood we have just 206.

Also some of the shop's customers caught ten pinkie snapper to 50cm in length on Squidgy silver fox wrigglers under the Bolte Bridge a couple of nights ago.

Surprisingly they weren't after the humongous mulloways that lurk the area at this time of year.

The mulloways pictured above are too small for me. I would have thrown most of them back.

Now, that's a "decent sized" mulloway.

They get that big by eating farm animals and have been known to pull down and drown swimming dogs.

Best bait to use is messy squid and garfish and make sure to use a 10 to 15kg line with probably a 25kg tracer. I strongly suggest a running barrel sinker rig with a one metre tracer and a three ganged hook holding the bait.

I know it's tough to master baiting up on a ganged hook but really these are the things we need to get good at if we think we've got any chance of fooling the old men of the deep.

Tight lines!

2 comments:

Glenn said...

The mulloways pictured above are too small for me. I would have thrown most of them back.

The old blokes however...

Glenn said...

Another tip I forgot and this one's essential.

To catch mulloway you MUST fish at night when it's cold.

Rug up kids!