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Old 22 February 2013, 06:03   #51
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There's a rumour that there's point in throwing macky back anyway as handling them kills them within 24 hours.
Handling them strips the protective slime from their bodies. I've seen live examples in an aquarium where you could see the handprints developing on the mackerel. It provides an opportunity for infections to get a start.

If you wet your hand first and grip the fish as lightly as possible it is said to cause less damage - dunno how true this is. It makes some sense though, as a dry hand is very "grippy" and abrasive.
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I've also heard that they die after being caught, therefore all mackerel (the correct size) should be used as bait or for a Mackerel Bap

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I've been to that chippy in Weymouth end of last summer they heavily advertise the Mackeral baps and sustainable fishing. Very good
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I've been to that chippy in Weymouth end of last summer they heavily advertise the Mackeral baps and sustainable fishing. Very good
Did you have one? where abouts is it? I'm off the sunny Weymouth tomorrow
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Just to the left when facing the sea of the old Town bridge that opens to let the bigger boats in
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use a pair of the thin nitrile/rubber gloves (similar to what mechanics etc use)
Wet your hands, and you will not damage the slime.

It is the same for many of the freshwater fish, and using wet hands reduces the damage.

Some of the large carp in our lakes are caught a few times a year, and some of them are over 60 years old, so not all fish suffer, it is a matter of handling with a bit of care.

Also if you are worried about damage to the fish, squeeze flat the barb on the hook to make it barbless, and as long as you keep the pressure on the fish, it will not come off normally. You may loose maybe 5% that you might otherwise land, but the unhooking is then a doddle.

As for putting the tiddlers back, I have seen on TV how they catch mackerel, and they scoop up hundereds of tonnes in a go, and suck them up by pump. You cant tell me they put the little unes back alive surely, after they have been through all that????
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