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Nothing like a good slaughter to bring a family together

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Jackroadkill, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. Jackroadkill

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    Went fishing with the kids whilst on holiday in Scotland tonight. Last year we fished solidly for a week and blanked every time, but we put it right this evening:

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    Nineteen mackerel in just under an hour!

    All caught, gutted and cleaned by us as a team - very chuffed.
     
  2. Ganton Gunner

    Ganton Gunner Super Duper Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    good catch :up:
     
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    nice. BBQ ?
     
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    Well done mate:up::up::up:

    I love a bit of macky bashing meself. Took my boy last week and had 16 between us on the spinning gear.:)
     
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    Nice one mate! :thumb:
     
  6. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    Nice one mate,

    Thats the mackerel just hit our waters, stood a filleted 200 yesterday morning and had none left by lunchtime!

    A fresh mackerel is very underated!

    Delicious:)
     
  7. Jackroadkill

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    We're at Kilchoan, on the Ardnamurchan peninsular and the water here was black with them tonight. We were fishing in the Sound Of Mull and the mackerel were feeding on small fry in a huge frenzy. The tiddlers were throwing themselves onto the rocks and the mackerel were following them - I caught one by hand!
     
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    How'd you blank at mackerel bashing Owen?

    I stick my pinkie finger in and catch them! :D

    Nice haul there mate, but I have noticed that they seem to get smaller and smaller every year - what's happened to all the monsters that I would catch 20 years ago?
     
  9. Jackroadkill

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    The moon was full, and the people I talked to here last year reckoned that no great numbers of them had come in by the time we were here (mid May) due to the strange weather we'd had up until that point.

    As for size, I don't know; the last time I caught any I was about twelve, and a lot smaller myself than I am now, so they'd have all looked huge to me then!

    Going back this evening for another go.... Freezer at the ready.
     
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    Nice catch there :)

    Smaller fish down to over fishing maybe ?
     
  11. tinmanofkent

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    I've just bought 12 packs of mackerel feather rigs. I intend to link them daisy chain and troll them behind my dinghy. Just for one day I want to pretend to be a mini commercial longliner :).

    Nice catch JR.
     
  12. Jackroadkill

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    Another four tonight!
     
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    where did you go geordie? goin on blyth pier one night this week, love a bit macky bashing,

    good goin boyo, they are great little fighters, very underestimated eating and very hit and miss for seasons up north, i watched hugh river cottage fishing for them in winter in cornwall.

    enjoy scotland, its like wales but wetter
     
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    Follow the birds when mackerel fishing. They're not stupid!!
     
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    I love taking my really light rod with a single 1/0 hook, you get a mackerel at about 1lb in weight and it's fantastic sport fishing!!!
     
  16. Jackroadkill

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    Final tally is 34 fish in four sessions, one of which was a blank. Not a massive haul by some people's standards, but as the only skills I had to fall back on were distant memories of fishing from Ilfracombe pier in about 1983 I thought we did pretty well, all in all.
     

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