It is a silvery grey colour, though older fish can be bronze-coloured, especially in clear waters.

"Abramis Brama" redirects here. During daylight hours target them around structure and at night also try fishing the adjacent open areas such as sand flats.

The common bream is a deep bodied fish that is relatively thin across the body, it has a green-brown back with golden bronze flanks and …

If you take a look at a bream, you’ll see it’s a deep-bodied fish, so in order for it to take a bait off the bottom, it has to practically stand on its head. If you are struggling for bites, a size 16 hook paired with a very small bait is a good way to get the bream biting, particularly in hot spot areas such as weed beds.

Near the belly portion, toward the front, you will notice a few small bones—the ribs. A distinctive characteristic of the silver bream is the V-shaped pattern on its underbelly, formed as the scales from each side of its body meet. Beer 52 exclusive offer: Get a free case of craft beer worth £24. So, how do you tell the difference between a young common bream and a mature silver bream?

Bream Care. The males defend territories, and the females choose the males with the best territories. The parents do not care for the eggs or young in any way. During the months of April, May, and June, this fish breed via spawning. This method of preparation and eating works splendidly on all the members of the sunfish family: bluegills, shellcrackers, warmouths, rock bass, longears, green sunfish, spotted sunfish and more.

When lure fishing allow 3-5 seconds between twitching, hopping or slow rolling. Young members of this species have silver flanks, which change to bronze as they age. Ledgering (using just a lead weight to hold the bait down) with a cage feeder full of bait, often works better on larger rivers and lakes. As juveniles, they use filter feeding to eat microorganisms, like plankton and larvae.

Mustad Viking 540 or Gamakatsu Octopus style will suit most applications. This is done quite simply. Munch the crunchy ends if you like, then discard on your bone plate. The Silver Bream is the smaller of the two, under normal conditions it has a maximum size of just 450 g (1 lb) and not even 350 g (12 ounces) when found in small ponds.

They feed on invertebrates, and generally eat worms or commercially produced fish food. You can also catch small still water common bream using waggler float tackle.

With so many people turning to fishing as a way to escape the stress and challenges that have arisen in recent months, we've teamed up with the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation and the National Marine Manufacturers Association to explore some of the freshwater fish species you can target if you're just getting on board with fishing. The freshwater bream is not generally caught for consumption.