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Author Topic: mackeral  (Read 7980 times)

Allyc

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mackeral
« on: May 04, 2013 »

Hi guys. What time of year does the mackeral be in?
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Glenn B

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mackeral
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2013 »

Usually over the summer months.


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Re: mackeral
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2013 »

it can be diff from year to year normally around the start off july sees the bigger shoals coming to shore .
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Re: mackeral
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2013 »

Usual question round this time of year ... Any mackerel in yet?
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Re: mackeral
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2013 »

I'm reading reports of them up the North Down coast: http://www.seafishingni.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2700 (stupid site makes you register...or if you have the skillz, change the useragent of your browser to googlebot, they let that in without registering)

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june 25 - Apparently a few macs being caught at Helens bay but still not in great numbers.
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june 26 - Plenty of Mackeral for the boys with the feathers at Bangor today.
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june 27 - Bangor is the only place i have heard...none in Carrick or Blackhead yet. I nirmally give them a throw at 6.30am when the tide is right.

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Re: mackeral
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2013 »

We've been out a few times and not seen a hint of mackerel. Think July-ish is the time so it shouldn't be long.
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Re: mackeral
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2013 »

Thanking yous. Hoping to get down to Newcastle rocks on Sat. Will probably try the lugworm for cod as well as feathers for mackerel/pollack. Will report back.
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Re: mackeral
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2013 »

Whereabouts in Newcastle do you fish from?

Thanking yous. Hoping to get down to Newcastle rocks on Sat. Will probably try the lugworm for cod as well as feathers for mackerel/pollack. Will report back.
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Re: mackeral
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2013 »

Usually at about IJ387286, marked as Donard Cove on maps. It's alright sometimes.
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Re: mackeral
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2013 »

Yesterday my friend got two Cod on lugworm and one wee Coalie on feathers. Fella beside us got 5 mackerel on feathers. I got nowt! Cod was nice barbecued but.
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Re: mackeral
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2013 »

Mackeral are diffinetly in,
Caught a dozen large ones at South Briggs today ,
Along with a small cod on feathers and a few Pullock out between the Copelands :-)
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