Description: nmc_chelon_bw_arialN9_15pc.gif (28672 bytes)           

Description: NMC Title2.gif (11103 bytes)

           Description: nmc_chelon_bw_arialN9_15pc.gif (28672 bytes)

 

MEMBERS' AREA **

19/11/18: Please read the
important conservation update
in the members' area and
respond to the requests for
information if you can
- thank you

 

NMC INFORMATION

Why Join The NMC?

Fish-in Calendar 2018

Club Records & Trophy List

NMC Contact Information **

 

NMC SHOP

NMC Shop page

 

CONSERVATION

NMC RSA Strategy Response

The Need for Conservation

Code of Conduct - NMC
has formally adopted the
Angling Trust Code

Illegal Netting **

Christchurch Paper 2007

Mullet Conservation

Mullet Conservation Paper 2013

 

DOWNLOADS

NMC Membership Form **

     or apply online

Mullet ID Guide

Publicity Poster

Catch Report Form
    Word / Excel

Top Ten Entry Form **

Guide for Fish-In Organisers

Fish-In Record Form
    Word / .pdf

 

OTHER INFORMATION

Record and Specimen Listings
(1975 - 2017)

Trophy Listings (1975-2017)

External Links

Gallery

NMC Constitution

NMC Web Forum  (open to all)

NMC on Facebook  

 

Click here for the NMC Shop page

(where you can also buy or renew your NMC membership)

The National Mullet Club ('NMC') was founded in 1975 with the aims of promoting interest and efficiency in the sporting capture of the three species of mullet found in British waters, and the conservation of these fish.

Since its inception, the NMC has adopted an enlightened attitude to conservation by encouraging all members to return mullet alive and accepting catch reports on the basis of trust. Commercial sale of mullet is incompatible with genuine recreational sea angling and most definitely with membership of the NMC.

Our aims are simple; to promote grey mullet as a recreational species and to promote fishery management for grey mullet to develop a sustainable, growing stock securing a positive future for all stakeholders, recreational and commercial.

To do this, specific NMC aims are detailed below:

  • to promote interest and help those wishing to recreationally fish for grey mullet of all species
  • to campaign for and support any measures to prevent illegal, unreported and unlicensed fishing
  • to assist authorities with data collection to help manage the mullet fishery
  • to have the grey mullet fishery managed in a sustainable manner reflecting environmental, social and economic benefits of recreational angling
  • to make all forms of commercial fishing licensed and all landings reportable
  • to advocate the practice of catch and release but to respect the rights of anglers to retain fish whilst acting responsibly with regard to both the number of fish retained and their size
  • to seek legislation banning the netting of aggregations
  • to campaign for a MCRS of 47cm, the size at which at which 50% of mullet will be mature and can breed
  • to campaign for and support legislative measures to exclude nets from estuaries and other areas considered nursery areas for mullet and other species

Why the need for conservation?

We at the NMC believe these are special fish. As a recreational species they are enigmatic, a challenge worthy of any angler's attention and fully deserving their reputation as the 'British bonefish'. Mullet take over ten years to mature, live over twenty-five years, and migrate hundreds even thousands of miles returning to their previous haunts year after year. Their lifecycle makes them extremely vulnerable to overfishing; evidence shows this is already happening as commercial and recreational landings shrink as commercial effort increases.

The NMC is proud to be a member of the Angling Trust (AT) and an active participant in their Conservation and Access Group. We encourage our members to also become individual members of the AT and to support their work on behalf of fish and fishing.

As a mullet angler we would ask you to join us in the NMC and enjoy the most challenging species in our waters. As a conservationist, we ask you to support us in securing a prosperous future for grey mullet and everyone who values these vulnerable species.

Benefits of Membership

Membership is made up of anglers of all abilities, from the very experienced to those yet to catch their first mullet.

The backbone of the NMC is the bi-annual journal 'Grey Ghost', usually produced in Spring and Autumn. The club also regularly distributes newsletters through the summer months, and sends out a regional membership address list each spring; this enables members to get in touch with each other when they plan on fishing new areas. The membership list is updated regularly and is also available to members online.

The NMC organises 'fish-ins' at locations around the country, offering the chance to pursue mullet in different surroundings in the company of experienced anglers. If you need help, guidance is always at hand in the form of a good local fisherman who should be willing to show you around.

The club awards gold, silver, bronze and platinum certificates as appropriate for particularly noteworthy mullet of any of the three species. Fish are recorded via monthly report sheets returned to our catch recorder. There are also various trophies for the best specimens caught within the different regions during the club year, and separate awards for the best mullet landed at the organised fish-ins.

Membership of the NMC can be obtained online, or by posting a completed membership form, together with payment. Cheques should be made payable to 'National Mullet Club'. You can also use the form or access the 'NMC Shop' to order items of clothing, baseball caps, metal badges and 'Mastering Mullet' - a 40 page guide to thick-lipped mullet fishing by expert angler Phil Hazell:

 

If you require any additional information, please don't hesitate
to contact us, using the email links below.

 

Membership Enquiries (Bob Kitcher): - email

Website (Mark Bennett): - email

 

2018: Jerry Phillips, 7lb plus       

2018: Dave Rigden, 6lb 12oz

2018: Dave Matthews, 6lb 11oz  

2018: Eddie Baker, 6lb 9oz, the largest of of three 6s  

2018: Mark Bennett, 6lb 1oz  

2018: Alan Kings, 5lb 14oz      

2018: Phil Maizonnier, 5lb 11oz   

2018: Alan Butterworth, 5lb 10oz 

2018: Michael Tierney, 5lb 10oz  

2018: Mark Bennett, 5lb 10oz  

2018: Paul Howe, 5lb 9oz  

2018: Pete Bluett, 5lb 8oz      

2018: Alan Stinton, 5lb 6oz 

2018: Bob Charman, 5lb 4oz     

Last Updated:   20/11/2018