Mackerel (Scomber scombrus)

Mackerel (Scomber scombrus)

Mackerel, an unusual specimen, taken by Wouter Bakblaar off Downings in 2006

Mackerel, an unusual specimen, taken by Wouter Bakblaar off Downings in 2006

Specimen weight: 1.0 kg (2.5 lbs)
Record: 4 lbs 2 ozs, Ballycotton, 1979

First dorsal fin well separated from main portion of second dorsal. Two small keels on each side at base of tail-fin. Back with
characteristic wavy stripes (rarely with spots or scribblings); a line of longitudinal blotches below lateral line, but no, spots or blotches on lower sides. Grows to about 6 lb. No swim-bladder.

Note: ★ ★ Very good time to fish Mackerel
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