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Half fillet mackerel bait

Half fillet mackerel

A step by step guide on how to make a half fillet mackerel bait

Half fillet mackerel bait

1 – Cut the tail of the mackerel off at the root.

Half fillet mackerel

2 – Put the knife across the side of the fish just behind the mackerel’s pectoral fin and cut though in a straight line until you feel the bone.

Half fillet mackerel

3 – Now angle the knife towards the tail and slice one fillet free of the back bone to leave a whole head and body, minus one fillet.

Half fillet mackerel

4 – The hook simply goes through both jaws halfway in front of the eyes.