Mackerel fishing off the English south coast – perfect holiday fun

Harry May is Lyme Regis harbour top salty dog, running mackerel and other deeper sea fishing trips for more than 40 years. He takes fishing trips out to the English Channel, which is stuffed with mackerel — and there’s no better way my mum can think of to entertain the grandchildren at the seaside than to take them out handlining for these scintillating hard-fighting little fish. For more about Harry May, visit

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