In this episode of Julian Shambrook’s Essential Baits series, the shore ace goes into depth about how to get the best from the No1 oily fish bait for UK waters – the mackerel.

Julian shows how to use the bait from frozen, how to recognise a good mackerel bait from a bad one, how to look after your mackerel baits, and how to get things right at the business end.

Julian shows how to use mackerel on its own, for tipping with other baits like ragworm, and how to prepare and hook larger mackerel baits for quality fish.


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