The Scad, or Horse Mackerel as it is sometimes known is a fast, pelagic predator that visits our shores in mid to late Summer. They aren’t Mackerel at all, but members of the Jack / Trevally family of fishes. The Scad has big eyes and this hints at their ability to hunt at night. In fact fishing for Scad at night is often the best technique for the Light Game angler to successfully target them from the shore. There is lots of dedicated tackle for Scad because their close relatives in Japan, called Aji has a huge following with Japanese anglers.