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Details of British freshwater fish anglers might come across when fishing the waters of the UK and Ireland

 

 

Barbel  latin name: Barbus barbus

Barbel

 

Bleak Alburnus alburnas fish species

Bleak

 

bream  - latin name - Abramis Brama

Bream

 

Carp Cyprinidae  Cyprinus carpio

Carp

 

crucian carp

Crucian Carp

 

chub -  Leuciscus_cephalus

Chub

 

Dace - latin name - Leuciscus leuciscus

Dace

 

eel - latin name - Anguilla anguilla

Eel

 

grayling Latin name thymallus thymallus

Grayling

 

Gudgeon Latin name Gobio gobio

Gudgeon

 

perch

Perch

 

pike latin name: esox lucius

Pike

 

Roach latin name: Rutilus Rutilus

Roach

 

Rudd - latin name- Scardinius erythrophthalmus

Rudd

 

ruffe

Ruffe

 

sliver bream

Silver Bream

 

Tench latin name: Tinca Tinca

Tench

 

Catfish

Wels Catfish

 

Zander - latin name - Stizostedion lucioperca

Zander

 

Species of UK Coarse Fish

 

Silver Bream

Description, baits and methods for catching Silver Bream

 

Common name:  Silver Bream
Latin name:  Blicca bjoerkna
Family:  Cyprinidae

 

Silver Bream - Abramis bjoerkna or Blicca bjoerkna

 

Current UK Rod Caught Coarse Fish Record

SILVER BREAM

This record fish claim was ratified by BRFC on the10.07.09 - 2lbs 15oz 8th May 2009 Mr Phillip Morton Mill Farm Fishery, Sussex
Previously:
2lb 2oz 2005 Mrs Christine Smith,  Mill Farm Fishery, Sussex
2lb 2oz 2008 Mr Alan Storey, West Sussex Fishery


Description and habitat of Silver Bream:

Silver bream are smaller but similar to a young common bream and difficult to tell apart. The silver bream is a fairly deep bodied fish with a dark olive-green back, silvery sides sides and white under belly. The fins are pale and may be tinged pinkish. As young bream and silver bream are very similar a fin ray and scale count may be the only way to distinguish one from the other.  The silver bream has 44 to 50 scales along the lateral line and 19 to 24 rays in the anal fin as opposed to the breams 49 to 57 scales and 23 to 29 rays.

 

Found in lakes, ponds, rivers, canals and still waters but the silver bream is not as widespread as the common bream. Silver Bream are shoaling fish. An average fish will be 8 - 10ins. Grows to approximately 1lb and a fish over 10oz considered a good fish.

 

Fishing Methods for catching Silver Bream:

Fishing for silver bream is similar as for fishing for Bream
Various methods including float, ledger or feeder but the feeder is considered the best method.

 

Baits for catching Silver Bream:
Worms, lobworms, small red worm, brandlings, bloodworm, bread (either punch, small flake pieces or paste), casters, maggots and pinkies.

 

 

 

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