There are four species of mullet that live in the British Isles, however for this page we will ignore the red mullet and focus on the other three species. The Thick Lipped, Thin Lipped and Golden Grey Mullet all look very similar and have similar fighting qualities and although the thin and thick lipped mullet are both predominantly found in estuaries and harbours the golden grey is found on a few exposed sandy beaches. Widely regarded as the best saltwater sports fish in the British Isles these fish provide something different for the shore angler, and to many seem impossible to catch.

 

Thick Lipped Mullet