As it was middle of the day I decided not to anchor up and burley for Mackerel. Instead I did a bit of a troll around. Managed our fist fish of the day in under 5 mins. A nice little GT. This was followed by another 3 or 4 over the next hour.
We anchored up about 2pm and set up the burly. First fish the came into the trail was a Toadie....Eek. Things could only get better. And indeed they did. Once the burley began to work the action became quite quick. Trevalley and Mackerel were hitting the baits one after the other. And at one point we had them sitting behind the boat. Metal slices were getting a fish a cast, but mostly of the smaller variety.
Things died off as the tide slowed. And by 4.30 it was pretty dead. We had used up the block if pilchards so decided on a quick troll before heading home. As we trolled through the area we had been burleying a fish hit my lure. I kept the boat in gear to keep the tension on, and soon Tania's rod took of. Within a few minutes another pair of 60cm+ fish were in the boat.
We finished the day keeping 2 GT and 7 Mackerel over 60cm. After filleting the fish at home we put them on the scales. 5kg of boneless Mackerel fillets. For once we might actually have caught enough fish to cover the cost of fuel!
Oh, and I released a nice Golden amongst the other fish too...