The Mullet Run Tuncurry
The Mullet Run is a yearly fishing expedition that is actually mostly on land! This seasonal fishing phenomena occurs during April/May pre-spawning period when the adult mullet migrate along the ocean beaches.
It certainly takes some patience by these fishermen as they wait for their catch. The commercial fishermen have special licenses to allow them to net the fish from the beach using both a speed boat and four wheel drive vehicles.
As you will see from my Facebook video below (I know the dramatic music - just a bit of fun) that it is a mad frenzy when the fishermen go for their catch. Some of these guys can haul up to 200 tonne of mullet during the season.
I spent hours hanging around to finally getting some photos with one of the fishermen saying to me "we will have to put you on the crew".
Video filmed an put together on iPhone