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Re: mackeral
« Reply #45 on: June 14, 2012 »

Whereas I photoshopped mine to look smaller so Dowser didn't feel bad, it was actually gi-fricken-normous :P

Not mackerel unfortunately but still, it's the first catch of the season.


I notice Redleader didn't post the photograph of the fish I caught on the same day in Ballyhalbert  ;)

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Don't fall for it! Dowsers only looks bigger cus the crafty beggar is closer to the camera!

It's one of those father ted moments, no Dougal those cows are wee cus they're far far away. ;)

It is the fish I caught but, I lifted it out of the photo in Photoshop, enlarged it by 10 and then stuck it back in  ::)

No magic perspectives lol
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Re: mackeral
« Reply #46 on: August 08, 2012 »

Mackerel def in now. I got four yesterday on spinner and feathers at Donard Cove between N'castle and Bloody Bridge. Two on at once was great! Guy beside me had half a dozen and boys were catching before us as well.

Cooked two up this afternoon. Wrapped them in tinfoil with butter, pepper, salt and mixed herbs and stuck them in the oven for 15 mins, munch!
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Re: mackeral
« Reply #47 on: August 08, 2012 »

Yeap... I can confirm they are in too!!! I was out with my daughter on Saturday in the canoe on Strangford and got 3 within 20 minutes. 

One was filleted, dipped in flour and fried in the pan with butter and served with Chips, Peas and Red Sauce (My Daughters) and my two were Oven Baked with Red Wine, Olive Oil, Salt, Pepper, Sundried Tomato, Black Olives, Red Onions and Button Mushroooms. Guess who's been eating Tapa's in Spain for a week  ;)

Heading out again tonight for a few hours so hopefully get a few more for the table  :D
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Re: mackeral
« Reply #48 on: August 09, 2012 »

Dowser, I'll pm you my postal address and you can send me up one, sure fire a bit of that sauce you cooked it in as well.  Bubble wrap it if you don't mind.  Good lad!
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Re: mackeral
« Reply #49 on: August 09, 2012 »

not Mackeral,but the pike are really starting to feed  ;D

fish by paul surginor, on Flickr

Mourneman is this a wall mural on the feature wall in your lounge, it would look well.
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Re: mackeral
« Reply #50 on: August 09, 2012 »

I had a great nights fishing yesterday evening with Sonya and Kevin.  15 Mackies for the table, lifted out of Strangford Lough, which was like a mirror.  I'm going to be super brainy by the time I've eaten all those fish  :D

I can't think of a more relaxing way to spend an evening:













Poor Sonya didn't catch any. I caught 12 and Kevin caught 3.

Sonya fished for over an hour and only passed her line to Kevin to hold a few times, for less than a minute, so that she could jiggle about a bit and get comfy. Every time Kevin got hold of the line he caught another. It was hilarious!!!

Better Luck next time Sonya  ;)
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Re: mackeral
« Reply #51 on: August 09, 2012 »

proper job Dower with the hand-line,bet you felt every last wriggle  ;D

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Re: mackeral
« Reply #52 on: August 09, 2012 »

Thought it was a great night for a spot of fishing tonight so sky plussed the football and headed out for an hour after work to st johns point, wasn't home til after 7 so didn't start fishing til about 830, I would normally fish on a high tide out there, but I found this site today

http://www.tides4fishing.com/uk/northern-ireland

It said there would be high fish activity at around 9pm or so, and it wasn't wrong!! I caught 14 mackeral in 45 minutes!!! Also caught a couple of pollack, (or blochan as we call them in these parts) one of them was about 4 or 5 pounds, a cracking fish that was spitting the fry it had been eating at me when I was unhooking it! Great nights fishing, they were literally jumping out of the water!  ;D
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