Thursday, August 14, 2008

Mackerel Fishing

No technical fishing knowledge or gear required. All you need is a wharf that you’ll share with the locals. Sometimes, if they are “running” you can catch 10 mackerel in 10 minutes. One time my sister tied a ring on the end of her line and a bunch of mackerel tried to bite it! They'll bite at anything flashy. That's because they are after huge schools of minnows.

Mackerel fishing is one of best childhood memories growing up along the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia. It's a social gathering for the locals. They welcome any newcomers, they might even give you some of their catch because their freezer at home is already full.

In this photo, my brother and daughter are showing off their big catch. No exaggerated fish stories here!

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