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Do you think bream fight hard?

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  • Do you think bream fight hard?

    as the title says...
    Personal Bests

    Pike-23lb
    Perch-3lb
    Tench-5 1/2lb
    Carp-15lb
    Barbel-10 1/2lb
    Chub 5 1/4lb
    Roach 1 1/2lb
    Rudd 2lb
    Bream 6 1/2lb

  • #2
    I'd never approach one if it was waving a switchblade about.
    MATRIX HALIFAX

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    • #3
      Are you asking because you have had trouble in particular ?
      I have an incidental on my left shoulder, he's always there, he's my friend.
      He says he gives me good advice. does he ?

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      • #4
        Nope, they just come to the surface if you catch them in deap water. Ive had bream to 11lb 4oz, that fought fairly well. I have had loads of 7-9lbers and they haven't fought.
        Oh, if you catch biggish bream in shallow water (1ft ish) you wont stand a chance. They fight harder than wild carp. What they do is they swim sideways and slam their tales on the bottom so its like a propeller and they speed up. They are unstoppable.
        Dan

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        • #5
          I foul hooked a 6oz skimmer in it's clacker the other week, it went like a train!
          [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

          Half man, half Octoplus, half bean wannabe test pilot.

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          • #6
            Oh yea, I foul hook a 1lb skimmer on 6 elastic and that screamed of to. I thouhgt it was a 2lb carp. Also, Ive found when you hook a big skimmer , somtimes they jump out of the water like trout and make a horrible slap on the water.

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            • #7
              i down think id mess either if it had a switch blade.....and i justwondered because iv never caught a true common until i went ireland where i landed may 6lb fish.....iv heard they come up like a sack of spuds.....what a load of crap.... they fight much harder than carp and managed to snap a few times on 6lb line (fish of around 7-8lb) suffice to say we never managed to land those slabs......just wondered you guys experiances with bream
              Personal Bests

              Pike-23lb
              Perch-3lb
              Tench-5 1/2lb
              Carp-15lb
              Barbel-10 1/2lb
              Chub 5 1/4lb
              Roach 1 1/2lb
              Rudd 2lb
              Bream 6 1/2lb

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              • #8
                Personally i've had Bream that fight as hard as Carp but i've also had them come up like a sack of spuds. For some reason Irish Bream always seem to fight harder, i've always put it down to the size of the waters they have over there.

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                • #9
                  i imagine if the fish is living in powerful waterways such as the shannon its just pure muscle. But iv never experianced an english bream so i was mainly curious
                  Personal Bests

                  Pike-23lb
                  Perch-3lb
                  Tench-5 1/2lb
                  Carp-15lb
                  Barbel-10 1/2lb
                  Chub 5 1/4lb
                  Roach 1 1/2lb
                  Rudd 2lb
                  Bream 6 1/2lb

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                  • #10
                    All types of fish have fit, active, strong 1s and fat lazy useless 1s! Just like humans!

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                    • #11
                      I had an 8lb one from my local club lake which came in very easy,but a 6lber from the BURE on light float gear was a fantastic experiance i guess the current was the main factor but this lovely fish gave me the right run around before i could net it.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by NathanWatson View Post
                        All types of fish have fit, active, strong 1s and fat lazy useless 1s! Just like humans!
                        I know what I am out of the 2

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                        • #13
                          3-4lb bream, bite, strike, and it just floated to the surface.
                          I thought it was dead at first, but took a bit or reeling in.

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                          • #14
                            It varies from venue to venue. The River Thames bream at medley pull back hard. But then i've caught bream 5-6lb all day long at Manor lake and they just give up, they give you nothing. I have foul hooked alot of bream and they fight hard if hooked in the anal/tailfin. Still a great fish to catch though, I never get bored and never would get bored catching bream whether they fight or not. Give me a slab over a carp anyday!!

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