hello all you lot, i want fishing for the first time today and only had mackerel as my bait. my mother bought it from town but i could not get it on the hook at al. i tried to put elastic on it but was told by someone that tinned mackerel was no good even though i frose it at home. he was not very helpfull and just patted me on my back and was laughing. is everyone this rude? please help. my dad used to cahtc loads.