Also very effective on mackeral is to use a handline. say around 50 pound.
I use a piece of old car inner tube, cut cross ways to make a loop. loop it through the front carry handle and pay out about 50 metres of line, tie a couple of half hitches round the tube. sit all paid out line neatly in your lap and paddle along - deploying the lure and line till all is trolling neatly behind you.
When a fish strikes, the tube acts as a springer and if the fish is big enough will turn the boat. just fullow it till it gets tired then overtake the line and pull him in :twisted: dispatch with a donger, store fish and start again. :twisted: :twisted:
Schoolies will just stretch the tube a bit so you need to keep an eye on it. A big spaniard, properly hooked will stop your yak - dead, and turn it for you. :twisted: :twisted:
Did I mention, I just love eating mackeral. :twisted: