Big bream on the Ouse

A huge catch of bream from the Great Ouse was capped off in style for Alan Lawrence when he banked this 10lb 3oz fish.

The Bedfordshire-based rod had spent the majority of the season targeting big carp on a local stretch of the waterway, but having suffered numerous blanks he switched his attentions to the resident shoals of slabs.

A suitable swim was baited with a large bed of CC Moore Hemp-n-Halibut groundbait laced with particles before a helicopter feeder rig made up of 6lb mainline, a 5lb fluorocarbon hooklink and a size 12 hook was placed over the top.

His tactical ploy soon paid dividends and by the end of the session he had taken 11 fish on fake corn hookbaits for almost 90lb.