James Hague 16lb 14oz Bream

One of the keys to specimen fishing can be travelling to find your target fish, but occasionally they’re much closer to home.
That’s what James Hague found on a recent trip, when he managed this 16lb 14oz PB bream from his local North London reservoir. He’d been targeting a water in Northampton, but poor weather put him off the longer journey and sessions.

On his first trip to the London venue, he’d managed a few decent doubles so returned a few days later. Fishing fake caster hookbaits over a mixture of pellets, hemp, and casters, he’d landed a handful of low doubles to 13lb 14oz before having a ripping take. James thought a carp was the culprit but was overjoyed to see a his biggest-ever bream slip over the net.

Well done James!