The Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus), is a pelagic schooling species of mackerel found on both sides of the North Atlantic Ocean.
The Atlantic Mackerel is by far the most common of the ten species of the family that are caught in British waters. It is extremely common in huge shoals migrating towards the coast to feed on small fish and prawns during the summer.
Abundant in cold and temperate shelf areas, it forms large schools near the surface. They overwinter in deeper waters but move closer to shore in spring when water temperatures range between 11–14 °C (52–57 °F).
A young mackerel is referred to as a Joey. It is a favourite meal for Sea Bass along the inland UK waters, especially in the surf. Fishin Addict has just launched a Joey Mackerel pattern swimbait, perfect for catching big bass. Don’t forget to stick to the MSL 40cm (Minimum Size Limit) of those Bass you keep for the pan. My favourite recipe is here Pan-fried spicy sea bass with gorgonzola mash and fresh pesto http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/panfriedspicyseabass_84628
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Following massive downpours and floods in some place of the UK, the water was always going to be tough with low visibility. Luckily there was no rain on the day but bright spells to keep us warm on the bank. It was not until the end of the day that I changed to the FISHIN ADDICT ‘Super Bright swimbait’ that we saw any action. Casting under an over hanging tree, my lure was struck like a thunderbolt. After a bit of a fight a 10.5 lb Zander was in the net.
Chris Howell, 10.5lb Zander
We arrived at the picturesque Blenheim lake before first light. After unpacking the gear from the car, we loaded up the boat and took to the water ready for day targeting the legendary big pike of Blenheim Lake, Oxfordshire.
Once the sun was up, the day warmed up to beautiful crisp Winters day. After a few hours wait and trying out a few swims and tactics; it was the 8cm roach swimbait from FISHIN ADDICT that produced. Working the tree line in deep water, we soon had a lovely 14.5lb pike on board.
Ray Waldock, 14.5lb PIKE
A highly recommended spot for a great day out – check out the details here.