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    Posted: 12 April 2017 at 11:01pm
Originally posted by Salar Salar wrote:

Two grilled for breakfast this morning with scrambled egg (River Cottage) and then a Mediterannean BBQ this evening because, as I found out today, small herring are in fact sardines! Wife doesn't like herring (too bony) but likes sardines (trendy) so I have told her these are large sardines. Compared to the days-old herring in the fish market these are very firm to the touch. Lovely.


The rest were pickled and I can report, home pickling works and if you like pickled herring, they are very good. I have put the recipe here:
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Size 6 does the trick. If you are trying to match the hatch, google crab larvae. Don't go to light because if you hit mackerel you will be ripped up.
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The hooks on the Sabikis (and all other pre-tied feathers) all seem to be quite a heavy gauge which means a large hole and less likely to penetrate bone.  The Kammassan B541 are a very light weight, thin, wide gape and very sharp hook.  As they are spade ends I think it will be quite easy to knock up some home made sabikis using them.  I will knock some up on Saturday and give them a go.  Will post pictures.


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I have done a bit more research on-line to supplement what I discovered. Herring tend to favour mid water or higher. The lure movement needs to be gentle, in fact the rocking of the boat is probably enough. Unlike mackerel they are not feeding on fleeing baitfish, instead they are feeding on larvae of crustaceans that don't swim fast. Once hooked keep pressure on, any slack and they come off. As soon as they reach the surface swing them up and into the boat, otherwise they will come off. As you may have guessed, they have a tendency to come off! Good luck.
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Well done.  Nice bag of tasty fish.  

I am going to target them next weekend if the weather plays ball.  I think an LRF rod will be ideal with 3 or 4 sabikis and a very small pirk (5 - 10 grams) as a weight.  The LRF rods have very soft tips which should help.  The rods I have are rated to 15 grams casting so very light and 6lb braid on the reels, should be fun. 

I will put a 3 hook Garfish rig out on another rod mid water and just drift.  At least I will get some some bait that way.  There are quite a few gars showing, I had 3 yesterday whilst not catching Bream on Bullocks.  The same rig will probably get Herring as well.  Probably a lot more interesting than Plaice fishing at the moment and something to do until the Bream show properly.
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Nice one enjoy
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Originally posted by Garrydog Garrydog wrote:

What was the secret method Neville?
Been watching leopards in Kruger today but still wish I could catch a herring!,
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I put the method on my web site (latest Catch Report) so it's no secret any more! The trick is finding the right size sabiki and then being gentle and quick when you hook up otherwise they come off. Two grilled for breakfast this morning with scrambled egg (River Cottage) and then a Mediterannean BBQ this evening because, as I found out today, small herring are in fact sardines! Wife doesn't like herring (too bony) but likes sardines (trendy) so I have told her these are large sardines. Compared to the days-old herring in the fish market these are very firm to the touch. Lovely.
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Well done nev good bag there
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They look tasty. Get them on the charcoal.
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What was the secret method Neville?
Been watching leopards in Kruger today but still wish I could catch a herring!,
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