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Mackerel

Discussion in 'North East Catch Reports' started by Gash4444, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. Gash4444

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    Good practice is good
     
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    Have mackerel changed in the last 45 years?
     
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    100% mortality on east pier at scarbados,,especially when the eu members are there!!!!
     
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    100% mortality on east pier at scarbados,,especially when the eu members are there!!!!
     
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    There is an urban myth that once mackerel have been handled by humans they lose the protective coating on their scales and will be destined to die through disease, even if they initially swim off. This is used by people to justify taking excessive numbers of mackerel from the sea. Experiments by marine fisheries scientists have involved handling mackerel to tag them and these fish have happily swam hundreds of miles to migrate and then returned to the UK, proving this theory to be complete nonsense [Source: Institute of Marine Research, Norway].
     
  8. River

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    No but that test was done using Sardines! Did you actually read the data?
     
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    I will agree to disagree with you. The real thing that boils my p*ss is people taking more than they need and then trying to sell them. As far as i am aware fishing is a sport and for me there is no sport in catching four at a time on a string of feathers and 6oz sinker.
     
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    Why not nip in the barbs ,,that way you are using virtually barbless hooks and just shake off the fish.
    you will still get enough for freezer , & if nowt else have a clear conscience ( & at least you tried ) :)
     
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    Fair comment bykertoon
     
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    Guys take your individual views from my post and make ya own if ya don't mind! Mindless idiots catching mackerel will and as always has been the same each year it's a shame thats its not a sporting season but live with it coz it won't change!
     
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    Mackerel bashing just shows how inhumane some people can be. How many fresh fish can one person deal with?
    I might take 20, some to be eaten the same day and the rest for bait in the freezer but that's it and only if I'm heading home within an hour.
    Many years ago on Chesil I was doing an overnight, got down there before sunset and there was 3 blokes feathering and pulling out strings of 6. I reckon in an hour they caught about 300 which they bagged and carried up the beach.
    Next morning a holidaymaker came down next to me and told me that he'd left the campsite at first light and saw a pile of dead macks dumped on the verge just outside the camp. Same blokes? I don't know but someone had caught so many they had to dump them and that is sick.
    I feather until I have what I need, then I change to a light spinning rod, small lure with a single barbless hook and return everything without touching if possible. I wish I had confronted those idiots at the time but the likelihood is that I would have got a load of abuse and maybe a kicking.
    Perhaps we should have strict limits and enforced even for the poor old mackerel.
     
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  14. River

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    Even the snowflakes have made it on here now... I'm outta here!!
     
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    SNOWFLAKES your kidding, can nobody have a opinion but you ,
    sorry m8 but catching 60 mackerel & chucking 37 back will get a few responses
    (by the way that's a hell of a height to return fish from) cloth or no cloth.
     
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    Didn't need responses, looks like he's flushed himself.
     
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    Omg i thought these groups were for veiwing different options like mature adults 60 mackerel is a bit much i catch what i need a long you are not killing them then dumping opinions are like arse holes eveyone has one
     
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    However it doesn't mean that those opinions are right; as if it were then paedophillia would be ok for some.
     
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    Its really not worth the heart attack ppl say stupid **** all the time
     
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    Meanwhile, eu and russian boats and ships are sucking up 100's of 1,000's of tons of fish from our waters and you are ****ing your pants over this. Get a grip guys.
     
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