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csjukes 19 February 2013 13:30

Mackerel fishing

Just a few questions about fishing for mackeral. I have used feathers with varying degrees of success but am less keen on them since there are 6 hooks which can easily puncture my tubes. I have also used the dexter wedge and found that its brilliant but i dont like the 3 hook design which makes 'de hooking' the fish harder!

csjukes 19 February 2013 13:31

Any suggestions on a solution?

AJ. 19 February 2013 13:34


Originally Posted by csjukes (Post 517792)
Any suggestions on a solution?

Dangle your rod off the back of the transom no tubes there or get a longer rod so when you lift the rod the feathers our further away from the tubes.

manonthemoon 19 February 2013 13:36

Do you mean there are 6 feathers on the line?

I use a couple of feathers on the line which makes the pointy ends much more controllable if you're bringing the line in.


lockieboi 19 February 2013 13:39

I don't fish but my Dad does in my SIB occasionally and he's put some sort of clip on the line and then he just clips the feathers on and takes them of again when finished.
Works well and no worry of punctures whilst wave jumping. :thumbs:

kerny 19 February 2013 13:47

I always cut 3 off.

tonymac 19 February 2013 13:50

Never had a problem.

Lines always full of fish when I pull it in :)

jambo 19 February 2013 13:52

Never had a problem and I Andy son fish with six hook daras.

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whisper 19 February 2013 13:54

Use 4 feathers and land the fish into a plastic box. :thumbs:

willk 19 February 2013 13:54

Use a 3 feather trace. Turn the hook tips "inward" a tad - just a tad. Use a wide mouth bucket or plastic box for landing the fish into. I use a small priest to finish them off quickly - stops 'em flapping blood and scales all over the SIB.

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