MACK­EREL MAY­HEM

Sea Angler (UK) - - Mailbox -

Dur­ing last year’s mack­erel sea­son at the South Gare, in Red­car, my 12-year-old autis­tic son was shocked how some an­glers let their chil­dren kill the fish.

He saw them throw­ing the fish at the seawall, on the floor and punch­ing them. I taught my son how to kill a fish hu­manely and quickly, which is how I was taught, by an old fish­er­man when I was a kid. The method is to put my fin­gers un­der its gills and snap its head back. How­ever, I'm not en­tirely sure if this is the cor­rect way, but it is quick for the fish.

Mick Dur­dan, Red­car, North Yorks

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