Anything over 50% of the current record for a species could conceivably be considered a specimen, such as a 35 lb carp or double figure bream.
But what does it take to catch one of these specimens? In this article we take a look at what you need to target a specimen sized bream, including baiting methods, location and venue choice.
Time of year
Undoubtedly the best time to fish for bream is April and May, as long as the weather has started to warm up. There are some years such as at the time of writing this article in 2013 where spring still seems to be a long way off, with snow still on the ground.
But as soon as the weather does start to warm up this is the best time to get on the bank and target a specimen bream, as they will still be at their top weights just before spawning.…