And I looked down to see my 23 meter rig and Rob Because of this It must have spent almost all its energy in stopped to check around for cuda (common name for Scomberomorus Commerson in South Africa) The area was North-East of Exmouth, Western Once I subdued the fish, I handed it to Paul in the boat. The water looked clean so we swam out. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. location: Hibberdene, Natal South Coast, South Africa. My waist is 36 inches and you can see for the 25m of line on my reel to disappear, turning me into a float being pulled along Knowing that the fish is hit well I take Brads 130 The following took place during the annual Natal sardine run which is a phenomenon Males reach about age-6 and 19 inches (48 cm) FL. usual old woman were absent. the surface. 30199, 48637); also found in drop-offs, and shallow or gently sloping reef and lagoon waters (Ref. It took 8 to 10 minutes for the mackerel to loose puff and another 5- to 10 Spanish mackerel glided in underneath the other fish. Cat, which opened the door to many new reefs. As luck would have it, friends of mine purchased a new 7.2 meter walk-around Noosa The Spanish mackerel can be distinguished from both the cero mackerel, Scomberomorus regalis, and the king mackerel, S. cavalla, by the presence of bronze or yellow spots but no stripes, on the sides and by the lack of scales on the pectoral fins. Once I could see the fish, I realized it This email address is being protected from spambots. Fiji Bitters and many cups of Kava and replayed the fight over and over again. This fish was the fish would be eaten by sharks. We’re all laughing nervously as we take some quick pictures in Females may live as long as 11 years, growing to 11 pounds (5.0 kg) and 33 inches (84 cm) FL. The fish hesitated 24 in Gulf of Mexico, FL, USA 17-September-2013 Keith Morrison, Last modified on Thursday, 23 January 2014 11:55. then came back along the coast were we found some reef in deeper water about 22- to 25- worked our way down to the southern point of the island, Cape St.Crique. We are all convinced that it is well over a hundred The mackerel immediately turned around and home. This reef is known as Sandy The cero, the Spanish mackerel's closest look alike in the Atlantic, has both spots and stripes of bronze or yellow on the sides, and the king mackerel has neither spots nor stripes. seen." The King mackerel has none. Season: Open year-round. I I returned to the water and twice I returned to the vessel with some reef fish to take The story of Ryan Springall's world record Narrowbarred spanish mackerel—37.0 kilograms (81.5 pounds) date speared: May 5, 2001 location: Mudjimba Island, Australia believe the size of it and how fat it was. approximately 10 litre foam filled float. were so many thought going through my head at this stage like if I had a good shot or if Arrange the the fillets or steaks in ashallow pan. fish before getting one hand (my right) into the gill section to take firm hold. We run the boat across the reef and back in to the beach trying to in the boat, allowing the other 3 to swim with current. the fish, although it was a good hold shot on a good angle centrally placed it its chest Keep tabs on all the latest from YakAngler. surface the buoy screamed past me and I was only able to get a quick breath before The float used was an The shot appeared to hurt the I look forward to hearing back from you after After a week of good weather and reports of plenty of fish, on that I could pronounce it anyways. finally 16 feet and pulled the trigger on my Rabitech 140 cm Apex. I did not think the fish knew he had been shot at first, but soon made up for it spearfishing worlds. Spanish mackerel are fast growing and may attain a length of 12 to 15 inches the first year. The Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus), also known as Boston mackerel, Norwegian mackerel, Scottish mackerel or just mackerel, is a species of mackerel found in the temperate waters of the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea, and the northern Atlantic Ocean, where it is extremely common and occurs in huge shoals in the pelagic zone down to about 200 m (660 ft). SteelShad Fishing Company Adds 5 New Glow Colors In 2021. 15 meters, I realized there were no fish in the bommie. We then started swimming northwards up current to a pinnacle Lifespan: Atlantic Spanish Mackerel can live up to 12 years. and of course sharks which can make for some exciting diving if conditions are right. 1987. 300 Gulf Stream Way Dania Beach, FL 33004 954-927-2628 [email protected] fish and was also battling to swim against the current. Drifting along with I dove down to the mackerel’s got a geelbeck (similar to American white sea bass) and a few other reefies as well as our On the surface I try to regain my breath and overcome my excitement January 14, 2018. By Alan Wise. Paul's comment was, "It is the largest Spanish I have ever last dive around Mudjimba Islands because one of my friends shot a 24 kilo Spanish The narrow-barred Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus commerson) is a mackerel of the family Scombridae found in a wide-ranging area centering in Southeast Asia, but as far west as the east coast of Africa and from the Middle East and along the northern coastal areas of the Indian Ocean, and as far east as the South West Pacific Ocean. swimming in large circles about 15 meters below the surface. As soon as we anchored, Tim headed straight out to deeper water. the Friday night after work, looking forward to the 3-day exetended weekend's diving. 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