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.
The 3rd and 4th of September saw both local and visiting lure anglers congregate upon the beautiful island of Alderney for the annual Alderney Lure Festival. Hosted by Alderney Angling and its 4th year, it was great to hear the event was going from strength to strength, with a record turnout. More
Great little session with Chris Wheeler in Weymouth on Saturday night. Wind dropped away to nothing for a couple of hours around midnight and we were able to fish delicate Aji-type lures on jigheads, using the curve fall method, on-the-drop (OTD). We picked up the desired Horse Mackerel (Scad), Mackerel and some decent sized Pollack, plus the odd tiny Whiting caught well off the bottom. Really enjoyed it.