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#31 MustGoFishing

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Posted 28 April 2007 - 11:11 AM

some of them must have been approaching 48hrs since being handled then, any sign of handprints/ skin damage by then?

just set myself up with some fly gear for mackeral and bass, gotta be more of a challenge than feathering (and more fun) no mch chance of overcatch here any more :thumbs: :thumbs:


Hi Roryh,

The mackerel on the next day was fine no sign of any handprints the colour of the flanks was like a fresh run fish (Not dark gray). hows fishing in Torquay?

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Posted 28 April 2007 - 01:51 PM

i throw everything back ,they don't taste like real frozen fish from sainsbury,mind you unused worms are carefully returned to the sea

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 07:05 PM

ziggy caught a mackerel on a dexter wedge today,30 minutes after that it was bbqued
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Posted 24 May 2007 - 05:39 AM

Hi Roryh,
hows fishing in Torquay?

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Dunno mate, not gotten out for a few weeks wot with work and the bloody kids :wallbash: :wallbash:
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Posted 26 May 2007 - 08:28 AM

I copied Leon & Mikes letters off a different site, there were some bits missing, i.e. the references, heres the whole thing.

http://www.sacn.org....g_Mackerel.html

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This is something I had no idea about.
I wll be printing the article out for my local sea angling club members.
We are a boat fishing club and only catch for bait and a few to take home (mackerel).
Does anybody know if any other sea fish can die in the same way.
I would like to know this because we practice catch and return after satisfying enough for family /friends to eat. (all fish)
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Posted 29 May 2007 - 03:18 PM

This is something I had no idea about.
I wll be printing the article out for my local sea angling club members.
We are a boat fishing club and only catch for bait and a few to take home (mackerel).
Does anybody know if any other sea fish can die in the same way.
I would like to know this because we practice catch and return after satisfying enough for family /friends to eat. (all fish)
:wallbash:



There's always danger in handling any fish, but as far as I know it's only mackerel that have this problem due to their very specialized skin.

For other species, it's always best to handle with wet hands and to avoid removing slime and scales as much as possible.

If you are bringing fish up from deep and experiencing swim bladder problems, this article will be interesting:

http://www.sacn.org....ed_Up_Fish.html

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 07:29 PM

There's always danger in handling any fish, but as far as I know it's only mackerel that have this problem due to their very specialized skin.

For other species, it's always best to handle with wet hands and to avoid removing slime and scales as much as possible.

If you are bringing fish up from deep and experiencing swim bladder problems, this article will be interesting:

http://www.sacn.org....ed_Up_Fish.html

Leon
Thank you for this info.
Again I will share it with the club members.
I do hope it works because I hate taking fish I cannot eat and this (Bladder) has always posed a problem to me.

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 10:17 PM

I can not belive this is an issue, what kind of angler goes mackerel fishing for sport? ok to catch one or two on light gear can be fun for five minutes but I normally get fed up after five or six even on light gear,
They are hard work however when you need to catch hundreds to chop up for chum, after 50 or 60 your arm starts to ache.
Please Please check this out!

http://www.justgivin...acyedewick?ref=

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 03:20 AM

I can not belive this is an issue, what kind of angler goes mackerel fishing for sport? ok to catch one or two on light gear can be fun for five minutes but I normally get fed up after five or six even on light gear,
They are hard work however when you need to catch hundreds to chop up for chum, after 50 or 60 your arm starts to ache.


Mate!! A lot of Australian fishos just love fishing for mackerel......the proper ones, that is. :P
Catch a couple of these and you will know what good sport they are.....and even better eating. :thumbs: Spotty mackerel, 77 cm and 70 cm

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 06:14 AM

I can not belive this is an issue, what kind of angler goes mackerel fishing for sport? ok to catch one or two on light gear can be fun for five minutes but I normally get fed up after five or six even on light gear,
They are hard work however when you need to catch hundreds to chop up for chum, after 50 or 60 your arm starts to ache.



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