Bream (Abramis brama)
  Features: Adults are easily recognisable by their bronze hue, black fins and protruding upper jaw. Immature bream are termed as 'skimmers' and differ from adults by virtue of their silver coloration.
Spawning: Bream reach maturity between 7-10 years of age. Spawning occurs between mid-May and mid-June when water temperatures reach 15 C. Eggs of 1.6-2 mm are laid in weed beds in shallow water.
Fecundity: The average adult bream produces 30,000 - 40,000 eggs/kg.
Longevity (age): Bream can live for about 25 years.
Diet: Diet in adults consists mainly of chironomids and caddis larva, gammarus and benthic (bottom dwelling) invertebrates.
Best Angling Methods: Float fishing with wagglers, polaris and other floats; ledgering with arseley bombs and swimfeeders; long pole to hand or short line.
  Best Baits: Maggots, worms, bread, casters, sweetcorn etc. with brown crumb and a range of continental groundbaits and flavourings.
  Specimen Weight: 3.4 kg (7.5lbs)
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