This is a brilliant bait for when smell is of utmost importance. Diamonds and cow sharks love this type of soft bomb bait, but there is practically no limit to what sort of shark or flatfish will gobble it.
1 – Cut the tail off of the mackerel and fillet towards the head, stopping halfway.
2 – Repeat on the other side, ensuring that the fillet reaches the tip of the nose when folded up.
3 – Pull the spine out but leave the innards
4 – Secure both fillets and loose innards with bait cotton.
5 – Insert large single hook through the nose.
By Christopher Caine