I needed something to put a bend in the rod - so I headed for the reservoir. It's tough fishing here so to hedge my bets I fished two rods; maggot feeder for bream and colourful mini-boilies for carp.
Only one run all afternoon - on boilies so I thought carp - but I dragged it in like a wet sock. I was surprised when a large frame slipped over the net and even more surprised when I picked it up.
The scales pulled round to 9lb 1oz
, new PB stillwater bream! Time for a quick photo - only now did the fish decide it wanted to fight - giving my freshly washed jacket a good coating of slime!!
I've added a mat shot next to my scales below as the fish-in-motion selfie above doesn't do it justice. Really different shape and colour to it's river relative I caught a couple of weeks ago.
Steady on Brian. You'll catch James up get!ReplyDelete
We are both catching him, need to find some quality points somewhere - plenty of time left. But the fly rods and monster trout are calling...Delete
Love a chunky slab, slime or notReplyDelete
Me too, I have a bream curse so I’m always delighted to catch one!Delete
Bream curse....pfft....I think you are just luring us all into a false sense of security !ReplyDelete
You’ve seen my bream curse first hand, but I have managed to fluke a good fish from river, canal and stillwater this season...Delete