Last weekend of July, and I grabbed an early slot on Saturday to get a few hours in. The Solent area is now teeming with mackerel, mostly in the very small sizes. I had enough bait for the session in a few drops off the Eastney Ferry pontoon, I can’t remember the last time it was that easy. I headed Medmery way for a few hours and it was good sport with rays until the weed forced me to give up an hour early. There were so many mackerel and scad over the mark that I felt them tugging the baits as I dropped them down.