Every year the mackerel arrive at Boat Cove in Dawlish following and feeding on the millions of small sprats that shoal in the summer. Catching mackerel and whitebait in the summer is very popular with locals and holiday-makers but what exactly is a mackerel?
What is a mackerel?
The mackerel inspired my illustration shown above. This is what I've learned about the Atlantic mackerel, Latin name Scomber scombrus.