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 punched out a simple rig baited with two dead and one live grub to land 16 fish between 4lb and 7lb 8oz.
“It was blowing a gale right into my face, but I knew this was the place to be and the swim was solid with fish,” said Dan.
“Seeing the indications on the tip in these conditions was the main problem as I must have missed as many bites as I caught fish. The secret was getting a bed of bait down with the feeder before I even thought about making the first proper cast of the day.