Thanks again for the ideas.I have noticed at this venue that the carp boys using pellets/boilies seldom, if ever, catch bream.
I fish for the bream using a standard groundbait feeder approach with worm maggot or sweetcorn hookbaits and seldom, if ever, catch carp. The problem is that the bream I catch run from 8oz skimmers to 5lb plus. Nice fishing and I enjoy it, but I am looking to target the bigger fish that I know exist in the lake. Wingham was a special case with very low stock density of very large fish so if they caught a bream it was likely to be a good one.
The idea of spombing out a bed of particles and fishing say a bomb rather than a feeder and using artificials is an interesting one that I have tried on carp, but have never really had much faith in, maybe I should try it again.
There are also sturgeon in the lake, as I discovered when I tried using 10mm halibut pellet over a bed of pellets. The problem is standard feeder gear doesn't give you much chance of landing them. Maybe a more carp orientated technique with light carp gear is more appropriate.
The lake is a 7 acre day ticket water that doesn't get fished much, often I am the only one fishing and I am, as far as I know, the only one fishing for bream.
Phone, I live in the land of big carp specialist lakes and to be honest have been there and done that. With a PB approaching 50lb (caught, I might add, on a single piece of maize on the hook) I am not as interested as I once was. I am quite enjoying the dink fishing. I just wish that the dinks were a little bigger now and again.