Hello. -I was fishing off Ardmore, on the coast of Ireland around 1976 with my Australian cousin. The seals had chased the mackerel in so instead of casting our rods and just waiting, as we'd normally do, we cast the rods and immediately reeled them (the rods) in; called strawk hauling (sp?), knowing that the German sprat ('a metal bait that swivels and glimmers when drawn through water') would affix itself to something, given the high number of fish who were just jumping out of the water. Sure enough it did, catching the eye of a mackerel.