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#1 Sportsman

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 10:21 AM

There used to be quite a lot of interest on here in fishing for larger bream.

I have discovered a lake, not too far away, that has been stocked with large bream, some in double figures.

There are a lot of specimen commercial carp fisheries around here and their clients don't want bream, so they are netted out and disposed of. The owner of this lake very kindly accepted therm to put into his lake. There is also a good head of "normal" sized bream. My PB of a bit over 7lb came from here, but I would love one twice the size and I know they exist.

Any tips regarding groundbait, hookbaits, methods and anything else will be appreciated.

BTW, there are also a lot of carp to 20 lb which tends to complicate matters.

 


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Posted 24 September 2018 - 06:05 PM

Can't speak from experience mate, but from what I've seen on telly/YouTube, Pre baiting with large balls of groundbait seem to be the thing (I'm talking Grapefruit size here, loaded with chopped worm, maggots, casters, corn etc)

 

Then top up with same on the day.

 

Just don't do it in full view of other anglers or they be in there before you next day.

 

A cocktail of worm & maggot on the hook seems to go well.

 

I've found a new (to me) Method Mix which works GREAT on the Method Feeder.

 

It's Sonubaits SUPER CRUSH SPICY MEATY METHOD MIX, 2 Kg bag (a bit extravagant & not so cheap for loose balling in though so go for something cheaper for that!!)

 

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Edited by Martin56, 24 September 2018 - 06:10 PM.

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 06:20 PM

Just fish for the carp ,experience says the bream will beat the carp to the bait!

Believe NOTHING anyones says or writes unless you witness  it yourself and even then your eyes can deceive you

 

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 06:25 PM

Thanks for that. Bet what you like I'll catch the carp.


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Posted 24 September 2018 - 07:35 PM

Thanks for that. Bet what you like I'll catch the carp.

The drilled Robin Red 8 mm pellets are deadly for Carp & Bream (they're drilled in 8 mm & upwards & loads in a bag)

 

I pull bait band into the pellet or quickstop into the middle (they generally break in half if you try to get a quickstop all the way through) Either way the frictional grip is more than enough to keep the pellet firmly attached. Presentation is much better these ways than external band IMO.

 

These 3 inch Drennan quickstop hook links in 8 Lb are the ones I use (The Korum ones are too fine a wire & will often straighten out on a big fish - these don't!!) Also available in 10 Lb. 

 

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 08:09 PM

I tried to avoid the bream using 22mm boilies! It didnt work!!

Believe NOTHING anyones says or writes unless you witness  it yourself and even then your eyes can deceive you

 

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 08:18 PM

Sportsman,

 

There is not a species of fish on the planet that this doesn't apply toward.  Bigger bait equal bigger and fewer fish. Especially true has been my experience with ‎Cyprinidae.

 

To my way of thinking if you are trying to catch bream you are really trying to catch small carp.  Bream to me, when angling for larger fish, would be a massive nuisance.

 

Still, if you must, sweet corn on a hook would be my "go-to" first choice and just hope a real fish doesn't come along and spoil your dink fishing.

 

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 08:49 PM

Phone, all I'll say is this ...........

 


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Posted 24 September 2018 - 10:16 PM

The Wingham lads were fishing small baits, usually fake, hair rigged over a bed of particles.

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 02:26 AM

All,

 

Despite the UK/Euro penchant for smaller bait I stick by my statement.  The problem is/was you guy may only catch one specimen a week/month with the proper bait.  Of course, if you are ONLY fishing small baits their is nothing to judge - pro - or con.

 

I didn't notice it on my personal fishing trips to England.  For some reason I was never in a position to "match fish".  Mostly through the years on AN I've noticed two types of angler dominate English fishing.  Match fishermen or carp fishermen - and the two rarely agree on much. (Guess that there is the odd eel guy?).

 

Bigger bait produce bigger and fewer fish - there - I said it again so you don't get confused.

 

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