Hi Aeron, 5-6 gallons will be a bit small as mackies need a lot of oxygen, but would be fine for sand eel.hi where can I get a livebait drum to keep alive mackerel on my export warrior nothing to big maybe 5 or 6 gallons don't know if that's big enough ill only be keeping
about 6 to 10 joey mackerel at a time many thanks
I use a simple 90 degree plastic plumbing fitting facing forward just below the hull line under the water to get the flow while on the move, cheap and cheerful but works a treat. :thumbs:60 ltr holds about 20 mackerel which stay fine all day with a 800 gph pump, I did have a 500 gph pump and found I would lose a few fish. Take out any sick fish and dont handle them until you plan to use them, unhook them by holding the hook not the fish. Rounded tanks are certainly the best for mackerel as they will happily swim in circles without any corners to keep bumping into. If you use the pump holders with a scoop you dont need to run the pump when underway.