Species of UK
Description, baits and methods for catching Silver Bream
Common name: Silver Bream
Latin name: Blicca bjoerkna
UK Rod Caught Coarse Fish Record
fish claim was ratified by BRFC on the10.07.09 - 2lbs 15oz 8th May
2009 Mr Phillip Morton Mill Farm Fishery, Sussex
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:
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.
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.
Methods for catching Silver Bream:
silver bream is similar as for fishing for
Various methods including float, ledger or feeder but the feeder is
considered the best method.
for catching Silver Bream:
Worms, lobworms, small red worm, brandlings, bloodworm, bread (either
punch, small flake pieces or paste), casters, maggots and pinkies.