Black bream are the first of the summer fish to
arrive and can be caught from the very end of March to the beginning of
October. There aren't may places you don't catch bream but they do
favour rough ground. Tides don't seem to be an important factor in
bream fishing, the most important things being hook
size (smaller the better) and concentrating on bites that can
be hard to hit at times.
That said there are occasions particularly when the Bream
are on the bigger side when whole Squid or Mackerel fillet
can be devastating.
All rigs can catch Bream depending on their mood and the
size of the fish, my favorites are 1 up 1 down also known as
Wessex ledger with small hooks from 10 to 4 at the maximum,
however if your after a big one a running ledger with a
single 2 to 2/0 with fresh mackerel fillet or a pennel with
1/0 circle with whole Squid can be a real killer rig on it's
day trace line should be 20/25lb length is not that
.The main baits are ragworms and squid although
fresh mackerel can be good for a bonus fish. Bream are a common and fast growing fish but I still like to see spawned up females
Have a look below at some of the bream caught from the Poole area, hover over the image to see a larger picture.