Six tips to catch more bream on commercials

Ian Chadburn shows how to ensure a good catch of slabs on commercials

Six tips to catch more bream on commercials

by Angling Times |

When targeting bream on mixed fisheries, knowing what to feed and where to fish for them can be a deal breaker. Here are six tips to give you a head start...

Bank on the long line

The further out you can fish, the better. Pick a comfortable distance where the lake is at its maximum depth.

Bank on the long line
Bank on the long line

Pick a suitable float

In good weather I fish a 0.3g PPF Slim with a strung bulk of shot. In a wind, I change to a 0.4g Chimp-style pattern.

Pick a suitable float
Pick a suitable float

Change groundbait

Once I’m catching I wet the mix up to make it heavier and more stodgy. I’ll add a little chopped worm and caster too.

Change  groundbait
Change groundbait

Use a small pot

On cold mornings I feed positively with a big pole cup and trickle in pellets or a little groundbait with a Kinder pot.

Use a small pot
Use a small pot

Mix worm and caster

My worms are chopped quite roughly. The ratio of caster to worm is around 3:1 so the worm acts only as a taster.

Mix worm and caster
Mix worm and caster

Elastic for bream

Preston’s blue Hybrid elastic will land everything except big carp. For silverfish and bream, it works brilliantly.

Elastic for bream
Elastic for bream
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