Mullet – Gray (Chelon labrosus)

Mullet – Gray (Chelon labrosus)

2012 was another good year for Thick Lipped Mullet specimens. Nicky McEvoy releases his 2.45 kg specimen back into the water at Rosscarbery

2012 was another good year for Thick Lipped Mullet specimens. Nicky McEvoy releases his 2.45 kg specimen back into the water at Rosscarbery

Specimen weight: 2.268 kg (5 lbs)
Record: 9.1 lb, Cork Harbour, 1993

Back broad; head short and broad; small, triangular mouth. Dorsal fins small, well separated, the first with four strong spines. Tail fin forked; pelvics set some distance behind pectorals. Large hard scales. No spines on head or gill-cover. Greyish in colour with lengthwise dark streaks. Upper lip thick, with papillae; its greatest depth more than half the diameter of the eye, jugular interspace (see illustration) narrow and parallel when gills closed. Grows to more than 10 lb. Common on the Irish coast.

Note: ★ ★ Very good time to fish Gray Mullet
Best Times to Fish Gray Mullet
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