Tackle for me is simple, a 6lb class Shimano boat road mate with a ABU 6500 loaded with 30lb braid. I think people tend to fish far too heavy which reduces the enjoyment factor tremendously. It may mean losing the odd fish, though it's worth the occasional loss for the extra enjoyment that it provides.
The mackerel also began to make an appearance, if only I'd known they were to prove much scarcer later in the year I'd have taken the opportunity to stock up early... a costly mistake I wont repeat next year!
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