|Bream (Abramis brama)
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.
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.
adult bream produces 30,000 - 40,000 eggs/kg.
live for about 25 years.
adults consists mainly of chironomids and caddis larva, gammarus
and benthic (bottom dwelling) invertebrates.
with wagglers, polaris and other floats; ledgering with arseley
bombs and swimfeeders; long pole to hand or short line.
worms, bread, casters, sweetcorn etc. with brown crumb and
a range of continental groundbaits and flavourings.
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