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Mackerel fishing



Mackerel are easily identified by the black wavy markings on the back over a background of brilliant blue or green, shading to a silver belly. Mackerel swim in huge shoals and during the summer months will come in close to the shore to chase whitebait and sandeels.


Usually May to October.

MethodsBen and double shot of mackerel

Spinning with small shiny artificial lures. Float fishing. Mackerel feathers. Fly fishing.


Small strips of mackerel or a whole sandeel.

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