Troll for Spanish Mackerel on our fishing charter boats
Mackay is the best location on the east coast to catch these fantastic fish. Between July and November…… The hunt is on!
Spanish Mackerel, both to catch and to eat are arguably a fantastic fish. An apex predator with a body designed for speed and attack, complimented and razor sharp teeth designed for slicing and killing prey.
During this time of year many fishermen travel to this part of the world in search of hooking up to one of these great fighters in the ocean. Found throughout many tropical waters around Australia and America they are sometimes called King Mackerel, Blue Mackerel or even Narrow Barred Mackerel because of the dark bars which are evident along both flanks of the fish. Whatever they are called when a one of these is on the end of your line you definitely know about it. The initial run they make once hooked will have your line peeling off the reel with lightning speed. With a sometimes short rest in between lightning fast bursts of speed these great fish will fight hard right to the end and it makes landing a Spaniard just that little bit more rewarding.
Off the coast of Mackay between the months of July and November the yearly migration of these awesome animals brings them to our doorstep and people come from all over the country to catch that fish worthy enough to brag about. After the very prized table fish, Coral Trout, Spanish mackerel is the second most targeted species by Queensland Commercial Fishermen. So your taste buds can enjoy your catch long after the thrill of the fight it takes land one has worn off.
For a great Spanish Mackerel fishing experience contact Action Charters and book your next trip!