Big bream can be seen as a nuisance, especially when you've baited out a spot all day waiting for a carp to come along and pick up your bait, then the alarm goes off and you find out that it's a bream on the end of your line. However there is something quite special about the sheer size of a specimen slab and we've decided to put a list of venues where you can catch a double-figure bream.
ANGEL OF THE NORTH FISHERY, Chester-le-Street, Durham
Despite being your typical match style venue Bowes Lake holds bream into double-figures. A small feeder or Method, fished just off the island in the deeper water will provide the best chance of catching one.
Contact: 0191 410 0449, Postcode: DH3 1RF, http://www.angelfishing.com/
BLUEBELL LAKES, Tansor, Northants
Both Mallard and Bluebell lakes contain some monster specimens which often fall to carpers fishing boilies, corn and casters with PVA bags or spodded mixes.
01832 226042, Postcode: PE8 5HP, http://www.bluebell-lakes.co.uk/
BROOME PITS, Beccles, Suffolk
All four pits contain bream with C Pit offering the best chance of a nice net of fish. There are some huge specimens in the lakes too for big fish anglers with fish to over 12lb banked in the past.
07976 165325, Postcode: NR35 2PE,
COOMBE POOL, Coventry, West Midlands
The lake holds some monster fish particularly bream which go to over 11lb but average around 8lb. Don’t be afraid of feeding heavy with a spod here, even pre-baiting the day before would be an advantage. To locate a shoal, try and aim for a windward bank where the water is stirred up.
02476 453720, Postcode: CV3 2AB, http://www.fisheries.co.uk/coombe/index.htm
TRING RESERVOIRS, Tring, Herts
Both Wilstone and Marsworth are renowned for their big bream. Anglers here often catch them on mini boilies with fish to over 13lb not unheard of.
01582 841985, Postcode: HP23 4LH, http://www.fisheries.co.uk/tring/index.htm