Big bream bag for eel expert

Specimen eel angler Steve Ricketts proved once again he knows how to charm more than 'snakes' out of the water, after landing a glut of over 30 big bream to 13lb 15oz.

Landed over a two night session from a Hertfordshire gravel pit, all of Steve’s fish were landed on legered 10mm strawberry boillie, apart from this brace of doubles which he caught on float fished sweetcorn.

“I just wanted to see if I could catch a few of the bream on the waggler and ended up with this pair of 10 pounders,” Steve told Angling Times. “It just shows what the reward can be on some of these carp waters when you fish with scaled down gear.”