Chris Carlyle 16lb 2oz Nottinghamshire bream

Water craft skills pay off for Chris Carlyle who banked this huge gravel pit bream!

Construction site manager Chris Carlyle, dug in deep on a large Nottinghamshire pit and was rewarded with this cracking 16lb 2oz bream.

The specimen slab was caught from a 14ft plateau at 45-yards range, the same area Chris had seen two carp head and shoulder over the previous evening.

He targeted the area with method feeders, fished over a spomb mix of Dynamite Baits sweet mixed particles, halibut pellets and 12mm boilies.

The successful hookbait was a Mainline Essential Cell dumbell topped with fake corn that had been soaked in molasses for extra attraction.