Brett Longthorne 15lb 6oz Bream

A change in target species paid off handsomely for Brett Longthorne when on a recent session he landed this monster personal best bream of 15lb 6oz.

Brett was fishing a large North West Stillwater for carp when after seeing bream fizzing and rolling he decided to change his approach and target them.

He told Angling Times: “At around 1.30am on Sunday morning I had a pickup and instantly knew I was into one of these big bream. To say I was buzzing would be an understatement. This catch makes a total of four personal bests in three weeks for me.”

The big slab was caught on a 10mm yellow Redemption pop-up fished over a tight bed of 4-6mm pellets and some boilies. James presented this attractive hookbait on a size 10 hook tied to a 15lb hooklink.