Mackerel

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slowworm

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May 8, 2008
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Has anyone been mackerel fishing around the UK at all this year yet and caught much? It's been very warm and sunny during the day I'd have thought there would be loads about in the SW, but the nights have been fairly chilly.
 

Janne

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Feb 10, 2016
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From my experience fishing around UK and Scandinavia the weather does not matter much for the fish, but the temperature of the sea.

They should be around Britain since a couple of weeks.


Lovely fish, I hope you catch lots and lots! Happy fishing and eating!
 
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Madriverrob

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Feb 4, 2008
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When I asked in the harbour a couple of weeks ago they weren’t really present (in numbers) but I did notice the charter boats are picking up a pace so we could be right on time for them .......
 
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Jackroadkill

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Nov 21, 2016
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They'll be in any day now, I think. As mentioned above, the boats are catching them in moderate numbers so it won't be long before they're being caught from the shore.
 

Janne

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We are now in our house in the Lofoten Islands. Last night we got the boat and drove it home. Fished a bit, wife wanted fried mackerel.
Got none, but some nice sized Coal fish.
Locals say though the Mackerel are plentyful this year.
Will go out later today.
 

slowworm

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May 8, 2008
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Devon
Bumpity bump...

Anyone been out mackerelling recently? Just wondering if it's worth taking the spinning rod down to the beach soon.
 

punkrockcaveman

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Jan 28, 2017
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We found a good shoal on the kayak last night, managed 20 decent all of a good chunky size, we released half a dozen small ones and dropped a dozen on the way in. Also managed 3 codling, one was borderline in size but they all went back. A few will get frozen down for future bait, but the majority will be thrown on the bbq! Yum!
 
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SaraR

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We found a good shoal on the kayak last night, managed 20 decent all of a good chunky size, we released half a dozen small ones and dropped a dozen on the way in. Also managed 3 codling, one was borderline in size but they all went back. A few will get frozen down for future bait, but the majority will be thrown on the bbq! Yum!
Lovely!

And now I really fancy some freshly smoked mackerel.