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Grian
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mackerel, line...

Post by Grian » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:20 am

Come summer if I want to catch mackerel by dragging a line with hooks, what do I need? And how do I use it without getting in a tangle?! Thank you!

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Re: mackerel, line...

Post by Happywanderer » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:05 am

A kid's hand-held crabing line,or a rod, with a swivel, then a 3 feathered trace and then with a 4 oz weight on the end. Tow it so the hooks are about 4m below the surface. If there are mackerel about, you'll catch them.
Put bits of cork on the hooks when you aren't using the rig and you shouldn't get in too much of a mess.
It work's for me, it's a cheap rig and it's easy.

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Re: mackerel, line...

Post by Grian » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:40 am

Thank you.

A crabbing line and a 3 feathered trace... I will ask for these. And save up corks!

Dispatching my catch... how do I do it? I have limited experience and only on shore using a convenient rock, Gollum style.

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Post by Happywanderer » Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:23 pm

Gollum style.....get a firm grip of them (tail end) and replace rock with kayak. Then put them in a bag incase they resurrect themselves and make a flick-flack for freedom.

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Re: mackerel, line...

Post by Grian » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:56 pm

Thank you - adds sturdy bag to equipment list. Other than a reluctance to use my kayak as a rock I am set to go!

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