Location key to big bream

Catching big bream is all about location, a fact specimen angler Ken Hellewell used to strike gold during a recent session targeting the species.

Spotting a few big fish rolling rolling over a deep channel in a Berkshire gravel pit the Farnborough-based rod was soon holding this impressive 13lb 8oz specimen for the camera.

Ken cast inline maggot feeders over the top of a bed of strawberry-flavoured groundbait and dead red maggots to tempt the bite from the bream.

Immitation maggots tipped with a piece of foam was the winning hookbait and his rig was constructed from a braid hooklength and a size 8 Drennan hook.