Yeah title updated thanksAre you asking whether folk have fished for mackerel in rivers or used them as bait? if the former then i've seen and caught flounders (accidentally) on the kyle of sutherland which is tidal right up as far as the bailey bridge on the lower oykel* just beyond rosehall but never have I seen or heard of mackerel being caught
*A good distance from the sea
Strips of mackerel are a really successful bait in the Tay estuary and I don’t see why they wouldn’t work further up river for the sea trout especially if fished like a lure.
I saw an 11lb brown trout caught on Lough Erne as bycatch from a Pike angler that was using a Popped Up mackerel. They definitely have the ability anyway.
I did have a fishing boat that I used for sea trout fishing in the Tay estuary for years until last month. Broke my heart selling her after 27 years.I have heard of quite a few people fishing the Tay Estuary and sure it was covered here years ago. Are we talking Dundee Area ? Also where would you buy a ticket from. Sort of thing i could take my boy and his cousins out to do.
I did have a fishing boat that I used for sea trout fishing in the Tay estuary for years until last month. Broke my heart selling her after 27 years.
Ive done a lot of sea trout fishing on the bank also. You can get a season ticket from Dundee house council office for £17.50. My pals still go fly fishing off the bank for them. Mainly fife side down from lighthouse or cemetery or the stannergate Dundee side and they do ok. Not been the best season. There’s also decent bits in between the bridges for both fly fishing and bait fishing. A guy I know took his young lad out fishing for flatties with strips of mackerel and landed a sea trout over 5lb.
Hart bony lures jigged are also affective.
If you decide to take your young lad out give me a shout I’d be happy to meet you and show you where etc.