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Trent MASSIVE bream

Clive Shipman

Senior Member
Ive had bream to 9 plus on still waters and had a very big one on the Trent last year not weighed but I thought it eclipsed what id caught off still waters it was huge.

Dave Payne

New Member
David. They use to be a real nuisance. Sometimes, despite fishing 100 yards apart we would start getting bites at the same time from massive shoals of fish.

The rod tip would continue to sway even with large baits until one had hooked itself.
Some evenings it was like that as soon as you cast in for 4 hours or more, we just waited for a proper wack hoping it was a barbel.

Even the EE's could not have eaten that many.

am new on here,but would agree Graham, had bream to just a tad under 13lb gobbling up the barbel baits,many many doubles ugh,but since the 2014 flood not had anything near that size