To catch bream you need 2 rods, method feeders and a bait and wait approach. Or you can do it the hard way, stalking individual fish in a gin-clear stream using free-lined bread.
There was a slight chance of a double but my main target was to beat my 5lb 3oz personal best. These fish were very easily spooked and often spotted me before I saw them, coupled with the fact I'd pull it out of the way of a fish I thought was under 5 pounds and any carp (unless it might be a PB) it was tough going.
It was an hour or so later I watch my target suck in the bread, the briefest of fights and my prize was in the net. A new PB of 8lb 15oz, delighted - I did shake the scales but I couldn't make it a nine! A far more respectable PB and a big step towards a double.
I fished on hoping for another, briefly hooking one about 7lb but that was my only other chance. I did however spend a great few hours watching the bream, carp and some nice pike in the clear water, I'll be back for them!