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Steve, I agree - Hemp seems to be less appealing to Bleak than maggot or caster. I did actually cook up some giant hemp last year but never used it because of the conditions. I found that I got more bites with hemp on the hook and bigger roach than the tares for some reason. I was planning to feed normally hemp and vary the hookbait between tares and giant hemp.

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Now I've got a handle on the perch, I am planning to put a livebait rod out every time I fish the Thames now (except when proper chubbing in the winter). Hopefully this year will finally see a Thames '3' on the bank :)


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Interesting strategy Anderoo - might follow suit - in fact I definitely will. Open water or up to cover/snags? M

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Interesting strategy Anderoo - might follow suit - in fact I definitely will. Open water or up to cover/snags? M

 

It will depend on the swim, but most likely just off the area I'm fishing for other species (roach, bream, small chub, etc.), hoping to pick off any feeding perch that come over to investgate...

 

With the rod up high on long banksticks and a long drop on the bobbin (and using an alarm), I can leave it to fish itself while I concentrate on the float/quivertip.

 

I am very keen to have a proper go for the bigger bream, they don't get fished for and the few I've had while chubbing were a very decent size. I reckon the average size is about 4-6lb, and fish to about 8lb a possible target. That would be fantastic.


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If you want Bream Anderoo, and they are worth the effort, the Child Beale stretch is incredible. I had a day in November the year before last taking 6 fish the smallest of which was 8lbs! and I only landed about 40% of what I hooked. I also think the stretches below Wallingford are worth a crack. M

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Wow, that's an amazing average for a river! I doubt I'll travel that far to be honest (but thanks), I'd like to see what's in my local bits first. I doubt they'll be as big as the fish further down (seems to be the case for all species) but a few decent bream on light gear sounds like a very nice day to me, maybe even the odd roach thrown in too :)


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River Bream do seem a total different animal to still water fish and you almost get a fight out of them on light gear. They are one of the species I really enjoy fishing for on my local river Lea and have had a good few 6lb & 7lb fish and seen bigger and have heard of the odd low double coming out. I may yet make them a Autumn/Winter target this year.


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Species Caught 2014

Zander, Pike, Bream, Roach, Tench, Perch, Rudd, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Eel, Grayling, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

Species Caught 2013

Pike, Zander, Bream, Roach, Eel, Tench, Rudd, Perch, Common Carp, Koi Carp, Brown Goldfish, Grayling, Brown Trout, Chub, Roosterfish, Dorado, Black Grouper, Barracuda, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Tarpon, Red Snapper

Species Caught 2012
Zander, Pike, Perch, Chub, Ruff, Gudgeon, Dace, Minnow, Wels Catfish, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Roach, Bream, Eel, Rudd, Tench, Arapaima, Mekong Catfish, Sawai Catfish, Marbled Tiger Catfish, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Thai Redtail Catfish, Batrachian Walking Catfish, Siamese Carp, Rohu, Julliens Golden Prize Carp, Giant Gourami, Java Barb, Red Tailed Tin Foil Barb, Nile Tilapia, Black Pacu, Red Bellied Pacu, Alligator Gar
Species Caught 2011
Zander, Tench, Bream, Chub, Barbel, Roach, Rudd, Grayling, Brown Trout, Salmon Parr, Minnow, Pike, Eel, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Koi Carp, Crucian Carp, F1 Carp, Blue Orfe, Ide, Goldfish, Brown Goldfish, Comet Goldfish, Golden Tench, Golden Rudd, Perch, Gudgeon, Ruff, Bleak, Dace, Sergeant Major, French Grunt, Yellow Tail Snapper, Tom Tate Grunt, Clown Wrasse, Slippery Dick Wrasse, Doctor Fish, Graysby, Dusky Squirrel Fish, Longspine Squirrel Fish, Stripped Croaker, Leather Jack, Emerald Parrot Fish, Red Tail Parrot Fish, White Grunt, Bone Fish
Species Caught 2010
Zander, Pike, Perch, Eel, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Mirror Carp, Common Carp, Crucian Carp, Siamese Carp, Asian Redtail Catfish, Sawai Catfish, Rohu, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Pacu, Long Tom, Moon Wrasse, Sergeant Major, Green Damsel, Tomtate Grunt, Sea Chub, Yellowtail Surgeon, Black Damsel, Blue Dot Grouper, Checkered Sea Perch, Java Rabbitfish, One Spot Snapper, Snubnose Rudderfish
Species Caught 2009
Barramundi, Spotted Sorubim Catfish, Wallago Leeri Catfish, Wallago Attu Catfish, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Mrigul, Siamese Carp, Java Barb, Tarpon, Wahoo, Barracuda, Skipjack Tuna, Bonito, Yellow Eye Rockfish, Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Black Fin Snapper, Dog Snapper, Yellow Tail Snapper, Marble Grouper, Black Fin Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, Mutton Snapper, Redhind Grouper, Saddle Grouper, Schoolmaster, Coral Trout, Bar Jack, Pike, Zander, Perch, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Common Carp, Golden Tench, Wels Catfish
Species Caught 2008
Dorado, Wahoo, Barracuda, Bonito, Black Fin Tuna, Long Tom, Sergeant Major, Red Snapper, Black Damsel, Queen Trigga Fish, Red Grouper, Redhind Grouper, Rainbow Wrasse, Grey Trigger Fish, Ehrenbergs Snapper, Malabar Grouper, Lunar Fusiler, Two Tone Wrasse, Starry Dragonet, Convict Surgeonfish, Moonbeam Dwarf Angelfish,Bridled Monocle Bream, Redlined Triggerfish, Cero Mackeral, Rainbow Runner
Species Caught 2007
Arapaima, Alligator Gar, Mekong Catfish, Spotted Sorubim Catfish, Pacu, Siamese Carp, Barracuda, Black Fin Tuna, Queen Trigger Fish, Red Snapper, Yellow Tail Snapper, Honeycomb Grouper, Red Grouper, Schoolmaster, Cubera Snapper, Black Grouper, Albacore, Ballyhoo, Coney, Yellowfin Goatfish, Lattice Spinecheek

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The ones I had accidentally fought well and were really nice looking fish, sturdy and strong. It'll be interesting to see what happens when fishing for them in a more suitable way. I may well do a load of prebaiting ahead of the opening day on a quiet bit of water with a load of cheap crumb/pellet/corn.


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The Child Beale bream were very solid, clean and nicely marked. I would suspect that all the Thames slabs are - recalling Peter Stones exploits. They also pull back! Simple cage feeder setup long hooklink and a fair bit of fishmeal based GB spombed on a clipped up rod - double red on a 14 - simples.

 

The only prob with Child Beale is that you have to pack up when the zoo closes - heaven knows what you'd get after dusk!

 

M

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River bream certainly can fight! I remember a 4 1/2lber from a flooded River Beult (a tributary of the Medway in Kent) that fought like a tench!

 

There were supposed to be few bream left in the early 80s. They weren't easy to find and my biggest was only 6-14, but all fought harder than their stillwater cousins - even when there was little or no flow.


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