What bait would be the best for mackeral and bass
Couldn't agree more mate.Blankin Barry said:A really exciting way of catching mackeral is to make a long up and over rig (upto 10ft snood) with lightish line and pop it up with a sliver of mackeral for bait. The snood can be way off of the bottom depending on angle of rod and depth of water etc. When they hit, they hit hard and it is great fun on light gear. We get loads of macky bashers at Chesil in the summer and anyone can hurl out some feathers and catch 4 or 5 each time. When you see hundreds of mackeral dumped in the drainage ditch at the back of Abbotsbury beach just because people want to catch them, it makes me sick. If you can catch 1 at a time on light gear, they put up one hell of a fight and it can take you a couple of hours to catch what some idiot can catch in10 mins. My idea of good fun catching mackeral.