These fishes reach maximum overall lengths of 35–82 cm (14–33 in) and maximum recorded weights of about 1–6 kg (2–13 lb). Possessed of laterally-flattened lozenge-shaped bodies, the Abramis species range in coloration from brownish to silver-grey.
However bream do not often fight as hard as some other species native to the UK, and owing to their flat disc shaped profile, once tilted to one side are relatively easy to bring to the bank. Common baits for bream include;
All three methods can be fished using a paternoster rig, and cage feeder with the bait, for example sweetcorn fixed inside using groundbait plugs, or maggot feeder when fishing maggots.
THE SYSTEMATIC STATUS OF PHILOMETRA ABDOMINALIS NYBELIN, 1928 (NEMATODA: PHILOMETRIDAE) [= A JUNIOR SYNONYM OF P. OVATA (ZEDER, 1803)]
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