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Old 23 June 2016, 15:12   #11
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As others have said..the hooks are not the problem..but if you are a bit boat proud ..the blood n guts will be your biggest problem.. especially if your friends try to dispatch them by whacking the fish head off your consul or A frame.

Best be prepared and have a big bucket to land the fish into as soon as its hauled on board.. I then find it best dispatching them by snipping their heads off with a big pair of shears. Not so messy that way .

Hand line or rod is up to yourself..I prefer a rod though
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Old 23 June 2016, 15:39   #12
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I use rods. A bucket & soft scrubbing brush is handy. Wash off the blood & sh1t as soon as poss, don't let it dry😁 If you are Mackie bashing, gut them as soon as you can & hang them over the side in a net bag, this gets rid of any worms & imho enhances the flavour. Don't wash off the sea water before bbqing or grilling. I like mackerel sushi / carpaccio. Thinly slice fresh mackerel fillets & dress with good olive oil & your choice of acid- lemon-lime- balsamic- farmhouse cider vinegar😋


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Blimey I was expecting equipment advice - now I'm getting Delia Smith responding, didn't know she had a rib 😜
Thanks for your help might be rod purchasing this weekend
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Blimey I was expecting equipment advice - now I'm getting Delia Smith responding, didn't know she had a rib 😜
Thanks for your help might be rod purchasing this weekend

I aim to please😄 look at the Diawa super Kenzaki boat rods.


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you will catch more with a lure or bait. mrs are crap bait
Dunno about that mate - she landed you!
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Old 23 June 2016, 16:56   #16
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I use rods. A bucket & soft scrubbing brush is handy. Wash off the blood & sh1t as soon as poss, don't let it dry😁 If you are Mackie bashing, gut them as soon as you can & hang them over the side in a net bag, this gets rid of any worms & imho enhances the flavour. Don't wash off the sea water before bbqing or grilling. I like mackerel sushi / carpaccio. Thinly slice fresh mackerel fillets & dress with good olive oil & your choice of acid- lemon-lime- balsamic- farmhouse cider vinegar😋


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have you tried mackerel fingers with beer batter and tomato sauce
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It's all going masterchef. Mackerel & rhubarb or horseradish
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Mackerel with a spicy gooseberry sauce is good.

Mackerel ceviche marinaded in bilge water and 2 stroke oil is not.

Always rods, but not too long - 7-8ft ideal we find. Landing net for thornback rays and big eels.

Builders tub partly filled with fresh seawater for dead fish to go into.

Wash away blood ASAP

Use scissors rather than knives for bait prep where possible.
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The Kenzaki's might be a bit overkill. If the op only wants to do a bit of Macky bashing, then a cheap fladden rod would probably do.
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The Kenzaki's might be a bit overkill. If the op only wants to do a bit of Macky bashing, then a cheap fladden rod would probably do.

I agree to a point, I've bust more cheap rods than I care to mention. They have a hard life on ribs. I've had a Kenzaki for a couple of years & it's still like new, I've just bought another (for the missus&#128516. If it's a spot of occasional macky bashing, then I agree, a cheap fladden will do.


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