July 19, 2012

Fish Anyone?

Filed under: Fishing, Food, General — tattiehouse @ 21:44

Quick post tonight as I still feel like sh1t3!

Kate managed to get me out of the van where my man flu has managed to keep me van bound for most of the day. We went down the pier where we tried our luck at a few Mackerel. With Kittiwakes (also a Fulmar I think) and Gannets in the bay the signs looked good….and they were…

Just what I needed to cheer me up after all that man flu! Thanks Kate.

As we speak, the fish are being gutted ready for either the fridge or freezer. There’s over 60 fish in the box and that lot would cost you over £50 in Tesco. Mackerel are one of the best fish you can get when fresh from the sea.

Another great food source that we have right on the doorstep between June and October….



  1. Nice Catch, I used to catch many a mackerel from my kayak, but always traded them to a Jamaican friend for detailing my truck. He said his wife would fry the filets, make stew from the heads, and the eyes were a delicacy!

    Comment by ridgline — July 20, 2012 @ 00:34

    • Hi Ridgline,

      Thanks for that. We’ve gutted and headed them all and their in the freezer. Some will be for bait (creels for lobster,crab etc) and others for eating.
      If I had the boat hear just now, the heads etc would go straight into the creels but that’s a month away yet.

      Checked your blog out – some good fish on there. I hope to get some better fish when the boat comes up….!


      Comment by tattiehouse — July 20, 2012 @ 08:53

      • Right on! hey, since i am pretty sure that we are on different sides of the world, Would you mind sharing your location, gear and technique that you use there? I think it would be interesting to talk about it on my blog.

        Comment by ridgline — July 20, 2012 @ 23:25

      • Hi Ridgeline, we’re at the Isle of Rum. It’s an island in the Hebrides in North West Scotland, UK. We fished with coloured feathers (quite small ones seemed to have the best effect) off of a pier. The feathers resemble a shrimp or small fish, which the mackerel happened to be going for, the evidence was clear as when we caught them they pooped shrimpy moosh everywhere. I’d say it was very much a case of the right place at the right time with the right lures. Good quality spinning rods with 10lb line were useful when we had 5 on at a time. Copper tobys or spoons would also work. Fishing here’s pretty good just now so keep watching for updates!

        Comment by tattiehouse — July 21, 2012 @ 01:09

  2. Hi Ian & Kate, Paul only managed to catch one the other day!!!!! Just wanted to say a big thank you for installing Nebnet in the White House, a BIG step nearer to me working from home permanently.

    Comment by Carol — July 21, 2012 @ 21:10

    • Hi Carol, we’re glad it will help with getting you over here!

      Comment by tattiehouse — July 23, 2012 @ 15:22

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