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1 Jul

Bream Fishing : Big Bream Underwater

Bream Fishing : Big Bream Underwater
Bream Fishing : Big Bream Underwater   Recently, I set out on an ambitious project to try and film double-figure bream underwater. The results turned out pretty well and led to this film - Bream Fishing : Big Bream Underwater, that you can watch below. My venue was a weedy gravel pit, best known for its small head of carp, and less well known, or perhaps infamous, for its big head of bream! The lake is often very clear, making it ideal for filming, although this does promote weed growth. Weed though is a common problem on many gravel pits throughout the summer, so this was a good opportunity to talk about the tactics that I have used to good effect on this...
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22 Jul

WHAT’S IN THE BOX? – TENCH

My tench box is looking a little worse for wear after quite an eventful spring. Whilst sorting it out the other day and replenishing some of the items that were running low I thought I would take the opportunity to get a few pictures for this feature and run through what I use. I think the first thing you might notice is that it is a lot less ‘carpy’ than my bream box that was featured a while back. OK, I carry a few lead clips and other bits ‘n’ bobs, but most of the items are orientated towards maggot and caster fishing. Hooks are smaller in general, my main hooklength material is 10lb Berkley fluorocarbon and I...
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10 Jun

From the archives – Contrary bream

A short article from the archives, at a time when I was finding one bream lake particularly frustrating - some things never change! Hopefully it might spark something in your own fishing if targeting bream this year.   Bream can be amongst the easiest of fish to catch, or the most difficult. Which makes the fishing when you come upon a venue where the fish stubbonly refuse to get caught even more frustrating than normal! I can catch my fair share from the easy venues, but on the harder venues I would put my results at well below the average, and that has got me thinking. So, please do not take what I am writing as gospel, but more...
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