Mackerel is a common name applied to a number of different species of pelagic fish, mostly from the family Scombridae. They are found in both temperate and tropical seas, mostly living along the coast or offshore.
The common mackerel that is economically important species that is sometimes found in huge schools. It averages between 60cm to 130cm in length.
Another good tip for mackerel fishing is to bait the rigs with tiny strips of fish or squid – just enough to enhance the taste and smell of the bait in the water. on hard days this can really make a big difference.
Mackerel grow fast and can live up to 20 years
Mackerel is on the the loveliest of the fishes one of the tastiest one of the cheapest , it can be considered too strong flavoured, oily and well fishy very underrated.
Mackerel has a firm texture similar to canned tuna, so that it can be flaked without falling apart.
The Spanish season in Noosa starts around December and runs through until around June, peaking in Feb – March .
Tip of the day “The first way of finding Spanish mackerel once on the water is to look for surface bait schools, birds and other signs of feeding”