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353lb of bream from a free river stretch

A free stretch of river has produced one of the UK’s biggest running water catches of all time after one angler took a massive 353lb of bream.Mike Farrar arrived at the stretch of the River Nene in middle of Peterborough Town Centre at 2.00am after seeing bream rolling when he visited the venue on his bike the evening before his session.With ...

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  • 13 October 2014

17lb 1oz bream ends three month campaign

This huge 17lb 1oz bream is perfect proof that perseverance is the key when targeting specimen fish after Mark Simmonds smashed his personal best from a venue that hadn’t produced a bite for three months.He’d been focusing his attentions on a lake in Cambridgeshire and until his latest session he hadn’t even seen a sign of his intended quarry.But that ...

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  • 06 October 2014

Biggest bream of the year caught

The biggest bream of the year has been banked in the form of this whopping 18lb-plus specimen.It was caught by specimen carp angler Dan Bruton from an unnamed midlands gravel pit which was not previously known for producing big bream. It tipped the scales at exactly 18lb 4oz, a new personal best for Dan who was targeting one of the venues ...

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  • 03 October 2014

100lb net of bream on 40 feederfuls of bait

It’s common knowledge that bream love windy conditions and this was proved by Dan Sales when he banked this fine brace of slabs which was part of a near 100lb haul.The Fox-backed specialist from Hertfordshire, targeted a reservoir in Bedfordshire and built up his swim with 40 feederfuls of Dynamite Baits Marine Halibut Method Mix laced with pellets and maggots.He ...

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  • 12 September 2014

Trio of double figure bream topped by 17lb 2oz specimen

A run of blanks on a tough Midlands pit came to a welcome end for James Champkin when he netted trio of double figure bream – this huge 17lb 2oz specimen the highlight.The Norfolk-based all-rounder had been fishing the venue on and off since the end of May with only a 9lb 8oz slab to show for his efforts. But ...

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  • 01 September 2014

15lb 7oz bream banked in short evening session

A dedicated prebaiting campaign paid off for Geoff Collins who caught this 15lb 7oz bream during a short session after work on a Northants stillwater.The local specialist targeted a clear area at 40yds range which he baited with a light scattering of pellets, corn, hemp and boilies. The specimen slab then fell to a sweetcorn hookbait fished in conjunction with ...

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  • 27 August 2014

230lb of bream from Tidal Thames

“Old Father Thames is probably the best bream river in the country at the moment.” These were the words of Chris Gadsden who shared a 230lb-plus haul of slabs from the capital’s waterway.Fishing aboard ‘Windy Day II’, a boat he co-owns with Angling Times columnist Keith Arthur, with his friend Nigel Newport, the duo landed no less than 42 fish ...

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  • 20 August 2014

11lb 12oz bream is best of five doubles

This 11lb 12oz bream was the highlight of five double figure specimens caught by Adrian Eves during a session at the Walthamstow complex.Taking advantage of one of the few weekends when the venue is open for night fishing, the Fox and Dynamite Baits backed all-rounder located a clear spot amidst the silkweed at 40yds range and spodded out a sloppy ...

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  • 08 August 2014

Four bream to over 10lb from Midlands stillwater

David Phillips smashed his bream personal best with this 13lb 2oz specimen - one of four double figure fish landed during a session on a Midlands stillwater. Method feeder tactics with popped up sweetcorn scored for the 30-year-old, who also caught bream weighing 11lb 12oz, 10lb 8oz and 10lb 4oz. Fishing at 50yds, the Leicester man baited up with a ...

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  • 01 August 2014

New personal best 16lb bream from Nene Valley

Carp anglers often regard bream as a ‘nuisance species’ – but not Martyn Fisher as he altered his approach after spotting some slabs in his swim and struck gold with this new pb of 16lb.He was targeting the carp in a Nene Valley syndicate water when he spotted a few big bream in the margins, so he decided to introduce ...

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  • 25 July 2014

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