Breams are the ideal targets for fishing, as they are widespread and prolific, variously cooked and very delicious to eat, and sometimes hard to find, which adds a shade of adventure to bream fishing. Bream bait can comprise everything from earthworms to top water bass baits, thus, breams are often called "bread-and-butter" fish. You can catch breams everywhere and they are not fussy about the living conditions. We can say a lot more praising bream fishing, but the fact is that you should expect the tricks the fish can play on you and be ready to trick them over.
How should you organize bream fishing in order to have the best catch? The primary importance is that you should fish as light as you can. Supply your bream fishing with the smallest diameter line and tiniest sinker. You can fish without a sinker at all in still waters, while the bait will serve as the casting weight. The best hook for bream fishing is Mustad 9555B 1/0 in a bait-holder pattern, having burrs on the shank to hold worms and flesh baits in place, while sinkers for breams are up to your choice. The "pickers doom" sinker is appropriate for fishing in fast running waters. This sinker is a small brick with two lugs on the top; it allows the line to run through the lugs and let it out for sixty to hundred meters. The sinker weight is a very important factor for successful bream fishing as breams should be confident about the bait and should not feel the sinker.
Often the kea to get consistent bream catches is using berley. The usage of berley permits to attract breams to your area. The common berley is chook pellets or stale bread with the addition of pilchard or tuna oil. For an unknown reason, breams also like boiled wheat.
As for bream baits, we should point out that as many bait varieties you will have at hand, the more fish you will catch. Although breams feed on almost any food, they also like a variety of food offered. Baits can include live nippers, live prawns, slices of pilchard, blood or beach worms, squid, oysters, chicken or mullet gut and homemade "pudding" bait.
The conditions, producing generous bream catches, are a dark moon, dark overcast days, while the locations for bream fishing vary greatly. The estuary anglers may start with the places around oyster leases, since breams love eating oysters.
Reef bream fishing is possible from reefs up to hundred feet with the following tactics: a small sliding ball sinker, with a swivel as a stopper, or weightless, if the waters are still. Good bait for shallow reef fishing is sliver of pilchard or squid on a No1/0 hook with a small keeper, preventing the bait from slumping.
Finally, lure bream fishing is both: a useful and an amusing way to spend a few hours. The most successful lures on breams are Mad Mullets, Mann's stretch No5+, small Bombers and Crawfish; however, there are many more options.
Masters of bream fishing consider it a real art to fish on breams. Hence, it takes much practice to earn the rewards. If you regularly spend hours in water and learn more and more about breams, the result will not make you wait long.