Grey Mullet

These fish are Thicklip Grey Mullets (not be confused with the appalling haircut associated with the 70s, 80s and early 2000s). Although common to British waters and perfectly edible, they are not easy to catch. The British Sea Fishing website remarks:

The mullet’s nickname of grey ghost is well deserved. They are a fish which is extremely difficult to catch. This is because of the unusual way in which they feed and the fact that they are easily spooked. Mullet will flee from noise and even the silhouette of an angler standing over the water is enough to frighten mullet away. Many anglers fishing for this species wear dull coloured clothes to avoid scaring off mullet and act quietly around the area where they are fishing. Sometimes mullet simply do not feed and will ignore a bait placed right in front of them, leading to great confusion and frustration from anglers trying to catch them.

It would seem that these fish are sometimes capable of outsmarting the angler; the angler must raise his game to outsmart the mullet. Angling is more than falling asleep and hoping for the best; one must learn the habits of one’s quarry and patiently and carefully adapt. Remember, there is one hunting you (1 Peter 5:8). Although the true believer shall always be spared that hunter’s capture, he will still seek to damage and retard.  

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Eph 6:10-13, NKJV