According to this report the water quality at Peel is crap. It’s common knowledge that there is a raw sewege outfall pipe “off” the breakwater but I don’t think a lot of people realise just how close it actually is. I wonder if people would be so keen to keep and eat their catch from the breakwater if they knew? The side scan image below shows where the pipe runs with the exit poop shoot circled in red.
So if you’ve ever wondered why Peel breakwater is holding plenty of fish when there is little else about it’s probably down to the abundance of “food”. Maybe you want to throw a few of those Mackerel back now?