When I was on the river last I spotted a bream - very rare on this river, in 13 years of fishing it I've only spotted one before. So armed with a tin of sweetcorn I planned to see her on the bank.
The water was pretty dirty but I cast out under a tree where she was hanging out before - and 15 minutes later the rod slammed over. A small common carp - I was convinced I'd hit my target for a second!
With the swim thrashed I decided to leave it to recover for an hour and went in search of a barbel - a wander about downstream and I found two, 5lb 2oz and 4lb 6oz - great stuff!
Back to the bream swim but the water was rising like mad - two chub found a bait before I was flooded off the river. I will be back when the water drops - and I can sight fish for her (or him).
Fishing for targets is great fun but even better if you are interrupted carp, barbel and chub ;o)ReplyDelete
You can’t argue with that bag of non-targets!Delete
Poor bream, it only wants some friends!! It will be glad of the company when you manage to catch it, as am sure you will do! great fishing.ReplyDelete
The two main species that are missing from the river are bream and pike - so if I spot a rogue one I’m after it. Been carrying a wire trace for years just in case!!Delete
wire trace with some bread on the hook!! hahahahaDelete
They don’t have saber tooth bream in your local river?Delete