Double figure river bream on bread

CATCHING double figure bream is usually associated with fishing stillwater venues but this 10lb 11oz specimen was landed from a stretch of the tiny River Ivel.

Fox-backed Dan Sales was targeting the waterway’s carp and chub when he spotted three huge bream grazing on the bottom so decided to try and tempt a bite with a thumb-sized piece of bread flake folded around a size 6 wide gape hook.

“I’ve never seen bream this big in the river before and this was the smallest of the tree,” Dan told Angling Times.

“There’s no doubt that the other two were around 12lb to 13lb and they were actually pushing the carp out of the way to get to the bread.”