The Mackerel is very well known to most and a good fish to eat as well as a top bait.
Normally captured using float or spinning gear in deeper water.
The back of the Mackerel is a wonderful shiny, oily rainbow colour interspersed with black bars which extend down the sides to a silvery belly again with an oily sheen.
The record is close to 3lb locally but anything over 1lb in weight can be considered a good fish.
Mackerel are a summer fish and are present between late May and September.
As for the Garfish, the Mackerel likes a sandeel bait, alive if possible, other good baits include strips of Garfish or mackerel though they can also be taken on worm baits on occasion.
Artificial baits work very well, spinners being a firm favourite from some marks.
Best Baits:SandeelMackerel Good Baits:Squid and CuttlefishOther Baits to try:
Float Fishing or spinning are the only real methods worth trying though you will on occasion catch bottom feeding Mackerel.
White RockSt Peter Port BreakwaterSt Martins Point - BatterySt Martins PointLe GouffreBig Bill / Slipper / PembrokeCartlines / L'AncresseFort DoyleThe LaceEast ArmCorvalet Bay
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