Big bream brace ends run of blanks

Ian Henderson ended a run of blanks when he netted a brace of bream weighing 15lb 12oz and 14lb 6oz from a 20-acre southern stillwater.

The 56-year-old Essex-based rod caught both fish using triple red maggot hookbaits on running maggot feeder rigs tied with 8lb fluorocarbon hooklinks and size 12 hooks.

These were fished over a bed of bloodworm pellets and crushed hemp groundbait at 30yds range in 12ft of water.