Mackerel were present in their tens of thousands in Kinsale town on Sunday night.. I happened to have a rod and some feathers in the car so I joined the party and cast out a very short distance. No sooner did the feathers hit the water that I had four joey (young) macks on the line..
I fished for just 20 minutes which was enough to land 25 of the beautiful fish, so that’s dinner sorted for the next few nights 🙂 I was totally unprepared and did not have any bag to store my catch in – so a pizzeria across the road reluctantly provided me with a paper bag.. which of course disintegrated later in my car boot leaving two dozen mackies flying every which way as I drove the windy road home.
I suspect a lot of people in Kinsale had mackerel for dinner last night, there were droves out on the Sunday at various spots filling their car boots, bags, hats etc. with the silver flashy fishies.
Mackerel remains my favourite fish to eat, and unlike most species which I most often release, the macks are not so lucky when they cross my path. I feel bass is totally over rated as an eating fish, and that the humble mackerel, on the other hand, is totally underrated and truly delicious.