Grey mackerel or Broad-bar as they are commonly known are a sought after game fish by recreational anglers.
Large surface feeding schools of broad-bar can provide exciting fishing when casting metal slugs and surface poppers.
|Other Names:||Scomberomorus semifasciatus, Broad-bar, Broad-barred macks.|
|Location:||Offshore, around rocky points and headlands.|
|Season:||Grey mackerel are more prolific in the cooler dry season months.|
|Method:||Threadline outfits in the 4kg to 6kg range are an excellent choice for casting metal slugs or fast trolling small hard-bodied minnows. Often found in large schools where fishing can be fast and furious. Maximum size about 10 kg, but 4-6kg fish are more common.|
|Regulations:||For up-to-date regulations, check out the Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries .|
|Eating:||Grey mackerel have firm white flesh and are a very good table fish when eaten fresh and should be bled and iced down immediately after capture.|