Double figure bream haul on corn

Many anglers use pellets, boilies or maggots to target big bream by design, but not Lincolnshire-based specialist John Shucksmith, who put his faith in sweetcorn to compile a great catch of five-double bream, topped by this 15lb 2oz specimen.

The experienced all-rounder, from Bassingham, set his sights on a local gravel pit, where he cast a Method feeder to a clear area 70yds from his own bank.

As well as the big one, John banked fish weighing 12lb 10oz, 12lb 8oz, 12lb 2oz and 10lb 2oz. All of his fish were beaten with the help of 10lb mainline and a short braided hooklink.