As it is pushing on towards May it was time to see was the bream on the feed. As the weather is improving, I was hoping the lakes were at the right temperature and the water was not over the bank where I set my tent. With ten kg of hemp on the boil with five tins of sweet corn and two pints of maggots ordered all was left was to sort out my ground bait and fishing gear. As it was the first session of the year for bream, I was joined by mike and Derick for a two-night session on a large lake in the midlands. With the jeep packed, the boat hitch and three and a half hour later we were at our destination. Everything look good and the wind was blowing to the bank were we going to fish. It did not take long to pack and launch the boat, with all of us in and the engine started we were off. With the boat unpacked and the lads job was to setting up the gear and my job was out on the boat with the marker floats looking for the drop off. With the drop off found and markers floats about ten yards beyond were we intending to put our bait, the reason for that is if you get a run it will not get caught around the marker. With the bait out and the rods casted it was know a weighting game. As the night turned into early morning, I got my first run it was a bream of 6lb or target fish but at the wrong weight. As we looked at the fish, we noticed it was tin for this time of year.
A large bream that looked about 8lb but only weighed 6lb
It went quite after that fish like it dose on this lake, as the morning turned into evening it was time to re- bait the drop off and re- cast. As I was talking to mike about the bream in the lake and there feeding habits my alarm screamed off again. It was another bream of 6.5lb, as I put back the fish mikes rod bent over and his reel and alarm was screaming. I never seen mike move so fast and as he lifted his rod you could tell it was a nice fish. As the fish came into the light of the head torch we could see it was large the next thing was it fat. With the fish un-hooked and weighed at 6.5lb mike still smiled and said it my new PB.
Mikes new PB at 6.5 lb
It was about two hours after that I got the last run of the session, another bream of 6.5lb; it was a good start to the New Year bream fishing.