Mackerel fishing in Scotland is either a hit or miss . They are certainly late this year and finding the shoal can be rewarding .
Yes they are good fresh on the plate , either smoked , grilled or baked .
They are also one of the best bait used later in the year for all type of fishing . We never set out to catch only mackerel but if the opportunity arise we are ready . Average catches varies between 30 to 50 per kayakers . I reckon those fish will last until december and then migrate south again . We love mackerel ..